What are the social consequences of erosion to communities living on the coast?

Roads may become unstable or dangerous near cliff edges, the building of safer ones inland can increase traffic due to large, slow vehicles going to or from the work site. This may increase noise and air pollution in the area, disrupting daily activities and risking the health of vulnerable locals. Houses may lose their value if at imminent risk of collapse into the sea, causing a major financial problem to those affected, as well as worry for their worldly possessions. Farmland erosion will also result in a loss of revenue for the farmers, possibly resulting in less work hands needed and so employees losing their jobs and income.

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