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Intact forests associated with better child health Cambodia

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a group led by Assistant Professor Roman Carrasco from the Department of Biological Sciences at the National  University of Singapore  team analysed health survey data from 35,547 households in 1,766 communities between 2005 and 2014, to investigate the relationship between child health and protected areas across different forest types in Cambodia , found  10 per cent reduction in dense forest is associated with 14 percent increase in the incidence of diarrhea in children younger than five years old. In addition, the team's findings showed that an increase in protected area cover was associated with lower risk of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection.


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Thomas Pienkowski, Borame Lee Dickens, Haoyang Sun, Luis Roman Carrasco. Empirical evidence of the public health benefits of tropical forest conservation in Cambodia: a generalised linear mixed-effects model analysis. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2017; 1 (5): e180 DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30081-5   OPEN  ACCESS ARTICLE 


very interesting, a good reason to not mess with nature


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