CBS: Food Insecurity and Health Issues Experienced Amongst Survivors of Maui Wildfire

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An study published by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization were exploring lingering health and economic issues from the Lahaina Fires in August 2023 that killed 101 people. The study found that about 74% of residents surveyed who were in Lahaina at the time of the fires had increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and up to 60% experienced poor respiratory health. Additionally, almost half of the households impacted by the fire were still experiencing food insecurity at the time of the survey, showing the long term impacts of wildfires.  

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