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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."
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.