Nine Principles for Climate, Environment and Respiratory Health

The recent study found that air pollution undermines benefits of exercise and doesn’t allow us to get the maximum results. Unfortunately, the environment is in great danger. Climate changes, air pollution, and everything that occurs in your surrounding also has an impact on your health. A person’s respiratory health suffers greatly because of you, after all, breathe in the polluted air. These nine principles for climate, environment, and respiratory health will inspire you to be proactive and make this world a better place for you and everyone else.

1. Climate change is real

Just because Trump’s administration claims climate change is a hoax, it doesn’t mean they’re correct. Our climate is changing, not in an abstract manner, but through events, we witness just by looking the world around us. Acknowledging the existence of the problem is the first principle to adopt in order to proceed to the next steps.

2. Climate change affects health and environment

Everything on our planet is connected, even though we may not realize it just yet. Climate changes affect the environment where you live and your health. In fact, almost one-quarter of the global burden of disease and about 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to modifiable environmental factors.

3. Climate change directly affects respiratory health

Global warming and climate change can directly or indirectly affect every aspect of our lives. The relationship between climate and respiratory health is direct. For example:

  • Extreme heat and high humidity can trigger asthma
  • Increased temperatures lead to higher rates of respiratory deaths and hospital admissions
  • High temperatures aggravate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4.Climate change also has indirect effects on respiratory health

Besides direct effects on respiratory health, climate change can also influence it in an indirect manner. For instance, air pollution reduces lung function while frequent floods increase dampness, moisture, and mold.

5. There’s a lot more to learn

Science has made significant discoveries regarding consequences of climate on respiratory health, but there is a lot we still have to find out. The truth is that climate change is a complex problem that affects our health in ways that haven’t been explored. Encouraging research on this subject is a great way to move in the right direction.

6. Not everyone’s at the equal risk

Although events in the environment affect respiratory health and put us all at risk, some people are at a greater danger than others. About 30% of the population is at risk from lethal heat events.

7. Wiser decisions are necessary

“Regular” people don’t create or impose laws, but we’re not powerless. To protect our health, we have to start by making wiser decisions in our lifestyle. Implement some “green” changes in your life for a start.

8. Act now

The US opted to abandon the Paris agreement, but it doesn’t stop any citizen from doing what he/she can to protect the planet. Don’t wait for the “perfect” moment to be proactive about climate, act now.

9. Inspire others

Inspiring others means leading by example. If you want other people to preserve the planet and save their health, you have to start first.

Conclusion

Climate, environment, and respiratory health are deeply connected. Start making a change today for healthier tomorrow.

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