Global warming is not just bad for the planet; it is detrimental to your health too as asserted by conclusive research. Reduced life expectancy and increased disease outbreaks are just but a few health problems that come with climate change. To be specific, climate change can impact your health in the following ways:
Harmful to Your Heart
Global warming leads to increased heat waves, which may combine with pollution buildup to cause cardiac problems. Air temperature and ozone have a great influence on the functioning of the automatic nervous system, which is part of your central nervous system. As claimed by the American Heart Association, the central nervous system plays a major role in helping the body to adapt to changes in the environment. The system is also responsible for controlling the electrical activities of the heart. Hence, a change in the normal functioning of the heart as a result of global warming has the potential to cause heart problems.
Increased Spread of Diseases
Increased heat and rainfall resulting from global warming is a near-perfect recipe for disease spread. There are some vector-borne diseases in which the ability of a host organism to carry and transmit a disease-causing agent is favoured by increased temperatures. Since such organisms are cold-blooded, they heavily rely on weather conditions to regulate their internal temperature. This is one of the reasons why malaria spreads fast across the world. Also, rainfall is beneficial to insect life, and various studies link increased rainfall to outbreak of waterborne diseases.
In addition to all this, according to scientific studies, developed countries are experiencing a rise in allergies, which, in part, could be due to raised temperatures and increased carbon emissions. In 2005, researchers discovered that pollen production in the world is on the increase. While allergies are to a large extent caused by genetic factors, an intense pollen season may worsen allergic reactions.