Impact of Infrastructure on Health

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Infrastructure is vital to maintaining a healthy society.  Crumbling roads mean that it takes longer for EMS teams to reach people who need them; inadequate treatment plants and decaying sewer lines release toxic biological material into the soil, water, and food supply; undersized power plants and faulty power lines and gas mains result in households without heating during blizzards and without air conditioning during heat waves; the list goes on – the point is that well-maintained infrastructure is critical to keeping people safe and healthy, and when the infrastructure starts to fall apart, more people get sick or injured (or dead).

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