During the summer of 2017, the following five woes plagued U.S. cities.
#1 The Spike in Poison Ivy
As the climate changes, the number of people seeking treatment for poison ivy has nearly doubled at the Medical University of South Carolina since 2013, according to The State. In other places, increased rain is also a factor.
#2 More Diseases from Tick Bites
#3 The Extreme Heat
#4 Needles at Beaches
A byproduct of the growing opioid epidemic, communities struggle with stray needles and proposals to offer sharps containers. Having a child step on a stray needle at the beach, park or even on a sidewalk is likely a reason for most parent’s anxiety this summer.
#5 Fears of Deportation & Racism
The biggest summer woe may be the fear of strife over deportation and the struggles of racism.
New woe emerges full force in 2018: