How global warming affects human health

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2019-08-26 17:20:07

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How global warming affects human health

If you do not stop , life on our planet could disappear.

About the dangers of global warming and its effects on our planet a lot has been said. In our news regularly published news on this subject. No doubt — this is a huge problem that affects the whole climate. But what about the impact of this phenomenon on human health? At first glance it seems that when there is not and can not be. But it is not so. Recently a group of researchers from the US found out how global warming affects human health. And, according to them, their discovery — «this is just the beginning» because global warming may have a negative vozdeystvie a lot more than we thought.

How global warming affects our health?

According to Sciencedaily, a team of scientists from the University of Colorado found a link between frequent recently cases of chronic kidney disease among workers in the agricultural sector and global warming. The study's lead author, doctor of medical Sciences Cecilia Sorensen and her colleagues stated that chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown origin currently ranks second among causes of death in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The number of deaths from the disease increased by 83% in Guatemala over the last decade. The disease occurs in other regions, for example, in the southern United States.

The Exact cause of the disease, which often affects agricultural workers in hot climates, remained unknown. But it does not correspond to a typical chronic kidney disease, which is usually associated with diabetes and hypertension. What we do know is the fact that CKD is associated primarily with heat exposure and dehydration. For example, workers of sugar cane plantations in Central America work .

Global warming affects cold regions. For example, the polar bear population has declined significantly in recent years.

The authors conducted a large-scale study in which was found a direct relationship between the increase in reported cases of chronic kidney disease and a rise in ambient temperature. In regions with hot climate the number of such cases much higher than in colder latitudes. The increase in temperature associated with global warming, «extends» the boundaries of these zones, which means an increasing number of people are at risk.

But that's not all. Around the world over the last few years significantly increased the number of cases of human infection with Lyme disease in the regions in which she never met before. This, according to experts, due to the fact that winters have become much warmer and colder climate, which had killed a large part of the mites, not causing them such harm. So increases their population. The same applies to the mosquito-carriers of Dengue fever, zika virus and malaria. They also began to appear in «new» for the regions of the globe.

Moreover, the experts also do not exclude the fact that global warming and associated increase in air temperature and other organs and systems of man. In particular, respiratory and cardiovascular. But to confirm this hypothesis, the «further research is needed».

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