Climate Change and Pollution effect on our Health

Climate Change and Pollution effect on our Health

Hey folks, unfortunately Climate changes are effecting our Planet very strong lately and one of biggest disaster have been in Australia.

Australia faced a devastating start to it’s fire season in late 2019, and things swiftly got worse before rains helped contain many of the worst fires in February 2020.

I will write about this in one of my next posts.

For this one I have prepared some materials and facts which I have been planning lately to publish. To be honest I’m concerned as Pollution in cities have become worst then ever – here I want to mention that in my home city(Kragujevac, Serbia) situation was pretty bad this winter 2019/2020 and I have recorded some results of pollution via Air Visual application – you can see on next image how bad it was.

Many of my friends and colleagues have been really worried for the first time about pollution in our Country. Many of us used Social networks to complain about this Problem and finally after many shares on Social networks our Government have had one Urgent meeting. Now we are much more aware where we are and what we should do about it. They have promised from now on they will have exact plan how to reduce Pollution in Serbia biggest cities – this was our small victory 🙂 But let’s see how these plans are going on …

Climate change is projected to harm human health by increasing ground-level ozone and/or particulate matter air pollution in some locations. Ground-level ozone (a key component of smog) is associated with many health problems, such as diminished lung function, increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits for asthma, and increases in premature deaths.

If you carefully read what experts said about Pollution and Air quality we should all be worried for sure and fight for our Goal – Cleaner air in city and industrial zones.

Factors that affect ozone formation include heat, concentrations of precursor chemicals, and methane emissions. Particulate matter concentrations are affected by wildfire emissions and air stagnation episodes, among other factors. By increasing these different factors, climate change is projected to lead to increased concentrations of ozone and particulate matter in some regions.

Also after all, I want to say that in my country like in the rest of Europe winter haven’t been as it should be with much more Snowing days – some of results are:

  • Very bad air quality as air stagnation were here most common then usual
  • A lot of people and kids got Influenza because of this combination of climate changes and pollution
  • Viruses are mutating and spread much faster as lack of real winter days

As conclusion regarding all what I have mentioned above in this post, have in mind next:

Climate change, together with other natural and human-made health stressors, influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.

url: https://www.cdc.gov/

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