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Ocean and Human Health

The ocean affects human health in a variety of ways. While the ocean can boost well-being via activities like recreation and relaxation, it can also pose risks to human health through factors such as flooding and pollution. Likewise, humans can have both positive and negative impacts on the ocean and marine environments. The interaction of this complicated mix of threats and opportunities is not yet fully understood. The new scientific meta-discipline “Oceans and Human Health” is emerging to explore these relationships.

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