Global Climate Change and Health

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Global Climate Change and Health Abstract Global Climate Change has drastically affected the natural ecosystem of the world and thus it has directly affected the health of human beings in recent years. The effects of global climate change on health are more visible today than they were in the past in the form of newly discovered diseases and natural calamities.


Increased temperatures, deteriorating air quality, ultraviolet radiations and polluted water; all are products of global climatic change and are greatly affecting the human health. The purpose of this paper is to give an insight about the various ways in which global warming can affect health and to draw a comparison between health effects of global warming on health in United States and other countries. Health Concerns Related to Global Climate Change The most evident impact of global climatic change is the increase in the average temperature of the planet and direct exposure of human beings to harmful radiations from the sun. The increasing heat exposure has considerably increased the number of heat stroke cases during recent years. The continued exposure to heat can give rise to some chronic diseases as well which include certain diseases of the respiratory tract and heart. The cardiovascular ailments caused by excessive heat exposures can turn out to be fatal in some cases. ...
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