Injuries and deaths may increase with climate change in the United States, a new study finds

Injuries and deaths may increase with climate change in the United States, a new study finds

An estimated 2,135 people each year could in the United States due to injuries related to climate change, such as the attacks, drowning and dying fall, when temperatures rise by 2 ° C above the previous current long-term average , according to the results in Nature Medicine this week. While researchers have studied before the intersection of health and climate change, attention for chronic and infectious diseases has been; in the latter category malaria it is considered a particularly serious threat. Little research, however, was about injuries have on the impact of climate change has done what the cause of 10% of all deaths worldwide. Extreme and unusual temperatures with an increase in related violent crime, falls and traffic accidents. In times of extreme heat, drowning rates increase of 14%, for example. Researchers also that intentional injuries such as suicide and violence increase in extreme temperatures found. One 2018 study found that suicide rates in the United States and Mexico increased by 0.7% and 2.1% for each increase of 1 ° C in temperature above the monthly average. Experts can not explain why it increases a correlation between the temperature extremes and current intentional injury, but I believe that the evidence for mental health dimensions of climate change lighted. Robbie Parks, an environmental epidemiologist at Imperial College London and the lead author of the study, said the Verge that “makes it clear how important a hidden burden not only climate change, but the environmental pollution in the field of mental health in general. ” Although the authors emphasize that the mental health impact of climate change in young people and can be widely used become more prominent in low and middle income countries, which are 80% of the global accident at home. During the study, presented in two injuries and answers questions about the effects of climate change, underlines the need to prepare the health problems due to climate change or improve. As Majid Ezzati, “professor of global environmental health at Imperial College London, and one of the study authors said in a press release, we need to respond to this threat with a better pension terms of emergency services, social support and health warnings
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