As we Age, Our Bodies Get Harder, Stiffer, And More Visceral Somewhat shockingly, research shows that as we get older our bodies change more than we like to admit. As a result, public health researchers are now warning of an imminent pandemic of immune system disorder known as chronic inflammatory diseases. These conditions are triggered by continuous exposure to dangerous chemicals and pollutants in the air, soil, and water; they’re also known as indoor air and outdoor air disease. Let’s take a look at what the public health researchers have to say about climate change in the medical sector and how it is threatening our health.
What is Climate Change?
Climate change is the increasing intensity of global heating. It’s caused by the burning of fossil fuels – especially coal and oil – and the consequent increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased over time, from about 350 parts per million to more than 800 ppm. Part of the increase in CO2 is due to increases in human activity. As we grow older our bodies break down amino acids and other essential body parts; the more we do this, the more quickly these processes are triggered. The healthy aging of the body is a result of regular exposure to the right amount of CO2.
How Climate Change is Threatening Our Health
Last but not least, affects our health is the possibility of climate change. Climate change means that the amount of water in the air will be greater than it currently is. This will cause both more bacteria and more deadly malaria, which has led to several pharmaceutical companies developing specific medications to combat malaria. These medications also have side effects including weight gain, high blood pressure, and increased risk of heart disease.