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KOMPAS.com – The effects of global warming one of them is climate change. Apparently, climate change in addition to adversely affect the environment, also adversely affect health. Here are some of the adverse effects of climate change on health:
1. Bad for the heart
Global warming keeps the air temperature warmer, so it can cause pollution. Increase in this level of pollution that has a bad effect on the heart. In addition, research also proves higher temperatures and ozone damage can make heart health worse. This is attributed to high temperatures with decreased heart rate. A low heart rate can increase the risk of heart attack. The researchers also said the higher temperatures can make the body more sensitive to toxins.
2. More easily exposed to allergies
Studies show increased allergies in developed countries, including the United States, which is then associated with increased levels of carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures. The intended allergies can be a reaction to the pollen produced more as the temperature gets warmer. But a study also said the sensitivity to powders also increased. Climate change also adds to the length of the flowering season resulting in worse allergies.
3. Extreme nature events
Global warming can increase the occurrence of extreme natural events, such as floods and major storms, tsunamis thereby increasing the number of deaths. In addition to the increasingly extreme nature events, more and more people are displaced. This makes the immune system is usually weakened and susceptible to disease.
Climate change makes the dry season more hot and dry so that more drought occurs. Though water is one element that is important to support health. With reduced water, there is a health problem. Water is also useful for agriculture that produces food. Due to the drought, food is difficult to produce and cause health problems.
5. Growth of bacteria
Global warming can also increase the growth of harmful bacteria in the ocean. Dust from the soil that blows into the sea raises the iron content into the ocean and makes the bacteria multiply more fertile. A study at the American Association for Advancement of Science says dust triggers the growth of vibrio, the marine bacteria that cause gastroenteritis and infectious diseases in humans.5. Disease spread
Increasing heat and rainfall caused by climate change makes the disease easier to spread. Especially diseases caused by bacteria whose growth is affected by weather and air temperature. Like malaria, it is more likely to spread to new areas triggered by rising air temperatures. Rainfall is also thought to be a factor that causes waterborne disease to spread easily. Especially a disease carried by insects.