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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."
20 January 2017
Winter sports enthusiasts are being urged to check they have the right insurance after new research shows only 1 in 6 people are covered under their standard travel insurance policy.
19 January 2017
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.