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7 ways satellites help us stay healthy


2019-02-27 - Did you know satellites help keep us healthy? From measuring air pollution and monitoring air quality to identifying risk locations for diseases carried by mosquitos and ticks, here are just 7 of the many ways satellites contribute to our health. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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  • Measure air pollution and monitor air quality
  • Find urban areas where vulnerable populations are exposed to extreme heat
  • Provide timely response and guide ground interventions during major epidemics such as Ebola
  • Improve access to health care in remote regions via telemedicine
  • Identify risk locations for diseases carried by mosquitos and ticks
  • Monitor water quality in recreational waters
  • Observe ozone depletion and UV radiation, which can cause cancer

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