#科技头条#【全球气候变暖将带来健康威胁,扩大疾病传播范围】

#科技头条#【全球气候变暖将带来健康威胁,扩大疾病传播范围】本周三,434000名医生发起了一场运动来描述全球变暖如何影响美国健康的运动。该组织发布一份报告,气候变暖将带来健康威胁,是因为不断上升的空气污染问题将加大水污染,扩大疾病传播范围,心脏问题和呼吸问题将突出。以此来敦促政策制定者认真对待气候变化,要多利用清洁可再生能源。http://www.looooker.com/?p=42200

How climate change will affect YOUR health: More than half America's doctors join forces urging policymakers to take climate change seriously

  • On Wednesday, 434,000 doctors launched a campaign to describe how global warming affects health in the US
  • The report includes a map of the US showing the biggest issues in each region
  • It includes rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes 

More than half the nation's doctors have joined forces to urge policymakers to take make climate change a priority.

On Wednesday, more than 434,000 physicians - including family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, allergists, geriatricians and internists - launched a campaign to describe how global warming affects health.

The report includes a map of the United States, detailing the biggest concerns in each region - from rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes.

It also features personal accounts from doctors who have seen the impact of environmental factors first-hand.

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The coalition, dubbed the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, consists of doctors from 11 different medical groups.

Their aim is to help policy makers understand the health dangers of global warming, and what must be done to guard against it in the coming years.

'Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,' said Mona Sarfaty, a physician and director of the new consortium.

'Physicians are on the frontlines and see the impacts in exam rooms. What's worse is that the harms are felt most by children, the elderly, Americans with low-income or chronic illnesses, and people in communities of color.'

The group is releasing a report that highlights the ways climate change affects health, and calls for a speedy transition to clean renewable energy.

The report, called Medical Alert! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health, will be circulated to members of the Republican-dominated Congress.

Some of its key warnings relate to heart and breathing problems associated with increasing wildfires and air pollution, as well as injury from extreme heat events.

Infectious diseases can spread more widely as ticks carrying Lyme disease and mosquitoes with West Nile virus expand their range.

Extreme weather, such as hurricanes and droughts, may become more common, destroying not only homes and livelihoods but also wreaking havoc on people's mental health, it warned.

Most Americans are not aware that increases in asthma attacks and allergies are linked to climate change, according to the report.

A poll from 2014 suggested that only one in four Americans could name even one way in which climate change is harming our health.

People are not powerless, the group urged. They can push for a quicker transition to renewable solar and wind energy, and also do what they can to walk and bike more instead of driving.

'Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here,' said Sarfaty.

'It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting us.'

原文链接:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4317002/How-climate-change-affect-health.html


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