ThePewCenteron Global Climate Change reported in September 2011 that the number of flood damages in the Northeast continues to rise. InWilkes-Barre,PA, 75,000 people were evacuated as theSusquehanna Rivercrested at a record of 42.7 feet. An estimated 5,400 homes and business suffered some sort of flood damage during that event, and 124 sewage treatment plants were affected by the flood, with 14 of them spilling raw sewage into waterways. Reports indicate that mold infestation, which can cause adverse health effects, is now a major concern among residents inPennsylvaniaandNew York. One organization, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will be preparing a report for citizens in the affected areas on this issue. Write a four to eight (4-8) page paper in which you:
- Formulate a plan on how you would use clinical epidemiology to guide your opinions and actions on dealing with this issue.