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War leaves a toxic legacy that lasts long after the guns go quiet. Can we stop it?

By Stacey Pizzino, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
Jo Durham, Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Management and Health, Queensland University of Technology
Michael Waller, Senior Lecturer Biostatistics, The University of Queensland
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The number of armed conflicts currently raging around the world is the greatest since the end of the Second World War. These wars can leave toxic environmental legacies and cause untold damage to human health.

One-quarter of the world’s population, or two billion people, live in countries experiencing war. They include Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Myanmar, Sudan, Haiti and the Sahel region in Northern Africa.

Violent conflict…The Conversation

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