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Noticias y Novedades

Título:

Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths

Fecha:

29/11/2018

Palabras clave:

Climate change, air pollution,health , premature deaths

The 2018 Report of the research coalition The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change are already exposing us to an unacceptably high health risk and warns, for the first time, that older people in Europe and the East Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable to extremes of heat, markedly higher than in Africa and SE Asia. The risk in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean stems from aging populations living in cities, with 42% and 43% of over-65s respectively vulnerable to heat. In Africa, 38% are thought to be vulnerable, while in Asia it is 34%.

Fuente:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at