People & Places at Risk

Certain factors put some people at a bigger risk for the health problems from climate change than others. This might be because of poverty, not having a car, living in a place where it floods a lot, or for other reasons. Explore this section to learn about what puts some people at a bigger risk than others and where the risks are the greatest in Illinois.

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Photo credit: FEMA/ Leif Skoogfors