Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?

Asthma is on the rise again among Costa Rican children, and pediatric pulmonologist Manuel Soto says the increasing effects of climate change on the country’s weather is playing an increasing role.
“Before, our respiratory illnesses had three peaks: the beginning of school [in February], the start of the rainy season [usually in April], and October and November, when the rains are heaviest,” Soto said this week in a statement. He added that the increasing number of

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