BurnsIt’s not just bad for us . Too bad … for our kids! This has been confirmed today in a study conducted by (United States). Children are particularly vulnerable to climate change and air pollution. . Especially since the two seem to be able to communicate to affect health – Or emotional – little ones. And especially those who are socially or economically backward.
Researchers cite numerous examples of how this is usedFossils can affect children. You know, for example, that exposure – As we are currently experiencing – Associated with the increased risk of previous births? Did you know that extreme weather events have already displaced more than 50 million children from their homes? In 2020, there will be about one million in the United States alone. Did you know that between 2008 and 2012, about 7.4 million children in the United States were exposed to smoke from fires?
AboutToday, it particularly affects one billion children who are exposed to extremely high levels of exposure. With the key, increased risk of mortality, but also developmental disorders, is reduced Or mental health problems.
Adaptation measures in addition to mitigation measures
Researchers now emphasize the need to work together on two fronts. Adaptation whose goal is to protect children. And mitigation, the goal of which is to limit the use of fuelResponsible for both climate change and air pollution.
Adaptation systems include clean water for children and familiesImplement early warning system for And air pollution or, quite simply, the creation of shady habitats. And we have to fight against the existing inequalities Specific climate and pollution measures should be linked to programs to reduce poverty and inequality.
Researchers further indicate that counseling is available to help identify children at particular riskOr air pollution. This is because the risk varies greatly depending on the existence of an underlying disease – such as asthma – or a geographical location – such as a warm urban area or the risk of flooding. And even a poor mental health – which can be caused by anxiety, for example, after being forced to move after a forest fire.
For all of these reasons, the researchers called on health professionals to pay special attention to children and their families, to screen those most at risk, and to educate them about their risks and possible adaptation and mitigation solutions.
Climate change will affect the health of those born today
A report published in the Medical Journal The Lancet Details of how climate change will shape the health of babies born today. Air Pollution Due to Asthma, Stroke, Heart Risk, Malnutrition and Infectious DiseasesWill survive in youth.
Futura article with AFP-Relaxnews was published on 14/11/2019
The risk of asthma and heart disease due to air pollution, infections and malnutrition due to global warming … If nothing is done against climate change, the health of babies born today will be life-threatening, experts said in a report released on Thursday. ” TheWill define the health of an entire generation “Dr. Nick said , Responsible for this report. Published in Medical Journal The Lancet In the weeks leading up to the International Climate Conference (COP25), it echoed the fears of the Swedes. Has become a symbol of the world.
Air pollution will affect babies born today
” If things are as they are, stay with themAnd as climate change continues unabated, a child born today at the age of 71 will live in an average 4 degree warm world, threatening their health at all stages of their lives.Write the author. Children are particularly at risk for health risks related to climate change. Their bodies and theirs Still developing, making them more vulnerable to disease and contamination Dr Watts, of the Institute for Global Health at the University of London, argued.
However, the health consequences Stays young “And” For the last time in my life “He’s underlined, asking for one.” All countries take immediate action to reduce itOf “
This report is the 2019 edition of a document published annually The Lancet. Entitled ” Health and Climate Change Countdown », It measures 41 key indicators in these two areas and is conducted in collaboration with 35 organizations including WHO (World Health Organization).And universities.
This year, researchers are focusing on the health of the youngest. Their concern is air pollution. ” Throughout adolescence and youth, a baby born today will breathe in the toxic air caused by fossil fuels and will get worse due to rising temperatures. “, Reports.
Mosquitoes, this vector of infection
” This is especially harmful for young people, because of themStill developing He adds, listing the possible consequences: Decreased lung function, worsening of asthma and increased risk of heart attack and stroke “According to reports,” Its global emissions Continues to grow from fossil fuels (2.6% growth between 2016-2018) “And” Related Premature Death ( ) PM 2.5 stagnated at 2.9 million worldwide “
Another terrible effect of climate change: increaseInfectious diseases, for which children are particularly susceptible. In question, with the transition to a warmer climate and more rain. It will promote development Or responsible for diarrhea As well as its spread Infection vector.
” Driven by climate change,The fastest spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world “, The report warns. “ Top nine in ten years to perform Occurring since 2000, mosquitoes have been allowed to invade new areas of Europe “, According to researchers.
The temperature must be limited to less than 2 সেল C
They are also concerned about the effects of malnutrition, which could lead to lower harvests and higher food prices.
Finally, more generally, the report’s authors note that a child born today will be increasingly exposed to extreme weather events:Flood or forest fire. These researchers consider it important Limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius Given in the Paris Agreement. And claim that The effects of climate change on health are at the forefront of the COP25 agenda “, In early December in Madrid.