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Acta Médica Costarricense

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JARAMILLO-ANTILLON, Juan. Ecología -Salud y enfermedad. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.1, pp.43-48. ISSN 0001-6002.

For years, human being have altered nature due to excessive exploitation and massive destruction of forest, and through the contamination of Rivers, seas and the atmosphere via the disposal of products as well as its fabrication and the disproportionate utilization of fossil fuels (carbon, oil, and natural gases). Doing so, humans have caused severe climate changes and the so called "Greenhouse Effect" wich in one hand have caused hurricanes with great gloods, and in very distinct cases it has created vast droughts which have led to the destruction of habitats, home, jobs and agricultural areas bringing along new diseases and triggering many old ones exalting various health problems. Unless human nature finds the will or is enlightened by a "new ecological conscience" in a global spectrum, humankind might be leading civilization down a road with no exit risking the sanity and existence of humanity.

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