Here's one more reason not to tune out the aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco recently published a study on the long-term effects of such natural disasters. Focusing on the Philippines, they discovered the devastating toll these annual storms take on the area goes much further than initial casualties and loss of property.
They also found these typhoons significantly increase the mortality rate of infant girls for up to two years after the initial disaster.
Dr. Jesse Anttila-Hughes is an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco and the co-author of the study, joins the show to explain.