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15 March 2012

Respiratory diseases will worsen with climate change

Worldwide increases in the incidences of asthma, allergies, infectious and cardiovascular diseases will result from a variety of impacts of global climate change.

Worldwide increases in the incidences of asthma, allergies, infectious and cardiovascular diseases will result from a variety of impacts of global climate change, including rising temperatures, worsening ozone levels in urban areas, the spread of decertification, and expansions of the ranges of communicable diseases as the planet heats up, the professional organisation representing respiratory and airway physicians stated in a new position paper.

While based in the United States the 15 000-member society has members from around the globe. The position paper was written by a 10-member committee that included representatives from Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa.

 

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