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08 August 2011 09:45
Some of the states in the US are likely to experience surge in air pollution, study found
A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has found that 13 states in the US are likely to experience surges in air pollution in the coming decades, raising serious concerns about climate change health risks.
Climate change will increase smog and cause plants to produce more pollen, increasing allergy and respiratory problems such as asthma, especially in children and the elderly people.
This highlights the need for having an adequate
medical travel insurance that covers medical expenses incurred due to illness while travelling to the US, particularly for people with allergies and asthma.
According to the NRDC report, the states under the threat of high levels of ozone smog and associated health issues include some north-eastern states, Connecticut, Washington DC, Texas and California.
Kim Knowlton, senior scientist in the NRDC's health and environment programme and assistant clinical professor of environmental sciences at Columbia University, said: "Climate change is one of the most serious public health threats of the 21st Century."
He warned saying: "It's time we started connecting the dots between climate change and our health."
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
10 March 2017
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.
09 March 2017
A Dutch snowboarder has been fatally injured in the second avalanche to hit the French Alps in 24 hours.