Does climate change affect my health ??
One day, a science teacher asked ninth graders to prepare a report entitled "How climate change (extreme weather) affects health". Then a student prepared a report, so he asked his teacher to read it to the students, so he agreed, so he started reading and said:
Climate change is one of the global issues that were and still threatens all of humanity and occupies the minds of many of the leaders of countries and scientists because of its negative impact on many areas such as the economic, environmental and health
. Today, in my report, I will mention to you the effects of climate change on health.
Climate change is the most serious threat to the health field, and I think this problem will grow in the future. Global warming has caused the deaths of 150,000 people annually.
1- The high temperature increases the death rate, especially for those suffering from heart diseases and respiratory diseases.
Example: 70,000 additional deaths died during the heat wave that occurred in 2003 on the European continent.
2- High temperature with exposure to sunlight increases the possibility of skin damage and sunburn.
3- You all know that greenhouse gases increase the ozone hole and reduce the ozone layer's absorption of harmful sunlight, which leads to increased exposure to skin cancer.
4- High temperatures may lead to draining and significant evaporation of water, as well as floods and torrential rains that may lead to water pollution and the destruction of agricultural crops. This affects food and water, which leads to malnutrition and lack of nutrition, especially in poor and developing countries.
5- Climate change, especially high temperatures, leads to the spread of infectious diseases that are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes that transmit malaria and sand flies that transmit leishmaniasis and the Egyptian mosquito that transmits dengue disease.
6- In the event of increased rains and floods, the number of rodents that carry diseases such as the Hanata pulmonary virus will increase.
7- In 1998 a scientific study concluded that sandstorm dust is the main source of respiratory diseases such as asthma, eye and nose irritation, coughing, bronchitis, and respiratory infections, in addition to increasing allergens that are transmitted through the wind, such as dust, pollen, germs, and other materials. Allergen.
8 - Floods and hurricanes destroy medical centers and hospitals, which leads to a deterioration in the health of those affected by these hurricanes and floods.
9 - Climate change leads to the emergence of new diseases among animals that may be contagious to humans, such as a virus from the western and plague horse.
10- Climate change greatly affects mental and mental health, and this is explained by the American Psychiatric Association report, which concluded that survivors of environmental disasters and climate change suffer from increased strikes, anxiety and violent behavior.
The Australian Medical Association announced that climate change has had devastating effects on mental health, especially in rural areas that have been affected by droughts, fires and floods.
Climate change threatens all human health, but the people of developing countries, arid regions, coastal areas and mountains are the most affected by climate change, and children and the elderly, especially in poor countries, are most affected by health risks caused by climate change.
After the student finished reading the report, the teacher thanked him and gave him a reward for this report, which won the admiration of all the students of the class.
But at the end of his report, the student mentioned a question and asked the students to answer it, and I hope that you will answer me in the comments, which is (How can we protect the health field from the harms of extreme weather and climate change) ??