Category: Health

Climate change impact on Respiratory Health

Climate Change Impact on Respiratory Health

An estimated 6.5 million deaths are associated with air pollution every year. Air pollution is a contributing factor in 1 in every 3 deaths from lung cancer, stroke, or heart disease. 92% of people worldwide do not breathe clean air. 87% of deaths from outdoor air pollution occur in low- and middle-income countries. And the number of deaths are going to increase with more changes in climate. What is Respiratory Health? Respiratory health in layman language is absence of any respiratory diseases. So now the question arises what are respiratory diseases? Respiratory Diseases – diseases that affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system.  They can be caused by...

Climate change and mental health

Climate Change Impact on Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates an increase of 250,000 excess deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 due to the “well-understood impacts of climate change”. The impacts include heat-related morbidity and mortality, an increase in vector-borne diseases (e.g. dengue fever, malaria), an increase in respiratory illness, etc. But the impacts on mental health due to climate change are often overlooked. In this article we will get to know about how mental health is affected due to climate change and what can be done to prevent it.  Let us first look at what exactly mental health is. What is Mental Health? As per Wikipedia, Mental Health is the level of psychological...