Monday, May 11, 2009

Future Climate Change Likely To Cause More Respiratory Problems In Young Children 

Future Climate Change Likely To Cause More Respiratory Problems In Young Children:

There's more to climate change than temperature. It's easy to get caught up in which supplements to take or not to take, how to properly wash hands to prevent flu, just how many calories are in that supersized piece of pizza - yet climate change will be trumping all of those as a major health concern far sooner than we think. RG.

"Future Climate Change Likely To Cause More Respiratory Problems In Young Children

ScienceDaily (May 11, 2009) More children will end up hospitalized over the next decade because of respiratory problems as a result of projected climate change, according to a new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

The lead author of this research is Perry Elizabeth Sheffield, MD, Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.* Mount Sinai worked with Natural Resources Defense Council and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health on this eye-opening research that finds a direct connection between air pollution and the health of children."

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