Every year we hear news of new health scares and resurgent old ones that shock the worldwide population. The rise of certain diseases and infections call for immediate concern. There are numerous factors that put us at risk, environmental hazards being one of the most prevalent. This includes contaminated water and food, mosquitos that transport illness, and toxic household items.
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The good news is that many of the heath scares on this list can be easily avoided. It’s extremely important to research the destination your traveling to before you go and educate yourself on the possible risks of behaviors here at home.