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Monday, August 27, 2018

Guterres warns on threats of the climate change for the human health

United Nations, Ag 27. - The General Secretary of the UN, AntónioGuterres, alerted that the climate change is also an emergency of Public Health that is waitedto cause 250 thousand additional deaths every year between 2030 and 2050.

As emphasized the holder of United Nations by means of his official account in Twitter, a report of the World Organization of the Health (WHO) demonstrates the need for an urgent climatic action.

Any place, already be a small island, a big city or a field village, it is exposed to the threats that the climate change represents for the health of the persons, points out the computer graphics shared by Guterres in the social network.

The drought, the floods and the heat waves are more frequent, meanwhile there increase the illnesses transmitted by vectors like the malaria and the fastidiousness after there exists an ambience of more heat and moisture.

In accordance with the WHO, the climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of the health: clean air, drinking water, sufficient food and sure refuge.

The drought can destabilize the food production and this derive in famine for the population of affected regions, the floods can increase the exhibition to illnesses transmitted by the water and the contamination it makes major the risk of more allergies and asthma.

All this will make feel more in areas with infrastructure of weak health, principally in the developing countries that will be less capable of facing the problem, pointed out the WHO.

In the last 50 years, the human activities - in particular the fire of fossil fuel - have liberated sufficient quantities of dioxide of carbon and other greenhouse effect gases to catch additional heat in the low ambience and to affect the world climate, he emphasized the report.

The sea levels increase, the glaciers melt and the precipitation bosses change, while the extreme climatic events are more and more intense and frequent. (Text and photo: PL)