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Children especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming

http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20071029/global-warming-threat-to-kids-health

According to the group’s report, examples of the effects global warming could have on children’s health include:

  • Increased susceptibility to injury or death, posttraumatic stress, loss of caregiver, disrupted education and displacement as a result of weather events such as floods, hurricanes, and droughts.
  • Damage to lung function and growth due to increased air pollution.
  • Increased waterborne and food-borne illnesses, including infectious diarrhea, from increased temperatures and disrupted food supplies.
  • Increase in infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, such as West Nile virus, malaria, and Lyme disease.
  • Increased exposure and vulnerability to heat-related conditions such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Researchers say children are often most vulnerable to adverse health effects from environmental hazards.