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Climate change increases lung disease chances says study

Climate change is becoming increasingly significant and might have serious consequences for our planet and its inhabitants. Recent research suggests that patients with respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD may be particularly sensitive to climate change.

The European Respiratory Journal found that air pollution and increasing temperatures may make lung disease patients more susceptible. The study, based on data from 160 countries, found that air pollution and climate change will increase respiratory ailment deaths.

The researchers concluded that air pollution and rising temperatures must be addressed immediately to reduce lung illness and global climate change. The study also stressed the importance of enhancing healthcare access for those most at risk from these developments. They urge the European Parliament and all nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change immediately.

Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Chair of the European Respiratory Society’s Environment and Health Committee and University of Copenhagen professor, wrote Climate change and respiratory health: a policy statement.

Everyone’s health is affected by climate change, but respiratory patients may be especially vulnerable. Since they have respiratory issues, these people are especially vulnerable to environmental change. Some will die as symptoms worsen.

Air pollution damages our lungs. Climate change is threatening respiratory patients.

The report emphasizes the risk to newborns and young children with developing lungs.

Europe has seen heatwaves, wildfires, rainstorms, and flooding as world temperature records were shattered this year.

Sir Jovanovic Andersen said respiratory doctors and nurses “we need to be aware of these new risks and do everything we can to help alleviate patients’ suffering.” To protect our patients from climate change’s detrimental effects, we must inform them.

Professor Jovanovic Andersen believes current regulations are insufficient to protect EU citizens’ health. Cleaner air and improved health for all Europeans would help reduce climate change crises with ambitious new air quality standards. We want the European Parliament to immediately approve and impose safety limitations.

We need clean air to breathe. Thus, policymakers must mitigate climate change’s environmental and health impacts.

Conclusion:-

Climate change continues to imperil Earth and its inhabitants. A recent European Respiratory Journal study found that asthma and COPD patients are more susceptible to air pollution and rising temperatures. The study, based on 160 nations, found that air pollution and climate change will increase respiratory ailment deaths. The researchers recommended quick action to address the consequences of air pollution and rising temperatures on lung disease patients and global climate change. They stressed the need of improving healthcare access for high-risk patients. Professor Zorana Jovanovic Andersen’s European Respiratory Society encouraged the European Parliament and all nations to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change immediately. Respiratory physicians and nurses must educate patients about climate change and the need for ambitious new air quality standards to ensure cleaner air and greater health for all Europeans, according to Professor Jovanovic Andersen.

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