Presentation for Women's Clubs about Climate and Maternal/Child Health

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Presentation for Women's Clubs about Climate and Maternal/Child Health

  1. 1. Health Effects of Climate ChangeTHE CLIMATE AND YOUR HEALTH
  2. 2. Carbon is the building block of life CHOCOLATE CHOLESTEROL ALCOHOLSTARCH
  3. 3. EVERYTHING THAT WAS EVER ALIVE HAS CARBON IN IT
  4. 4. Burning releases carbon into the air as carbon dioxide (CO2).
  5. 5. Earth can only absorb half. The rest is building up in our atmosphere
  6. 6. where it blankets our planet, trapping heat from the sun.
  7. 7. Bakersfield, CA AIR
  8. 8. WILDFIRE YARNELL HILL, AZ JULY 2013
  9. 9. WILDFIRE SMOKE TRIGGERS ASTHMA ATTACKS AND INCREASES ER VISITS
  10. 10. INHALED BY PREGNANT WOMEN: LOWERS BIRTH WEIGHTS
  11. 11. SMOKE TRAVELS FAR FIRE IN NEW MEXICO SMOKE IN DENVER, CO MEMORIAL DAY 2012
  12. 12. OZONE
  13. 13. IRRITATES THE LUNGS
  14. 14. CAUSES ASTHMA IN ACTIVE KIDS
  15. 15. POLLEN MORE FOR LONGER
  16. 16. MOLD CAUSES ASTHMA AND TRIGGERS ATTACKS
  17. 17. ALLERGY AND ASTHMA HAVE TRIPLED von Hertzen L, Hanski I, Haahtela T. Natural Immunity. EMBO Reports 12:1089–1093, 2011
  18. 18. HOT DRY WEATHER INCREASES CHILDREN’S BLOOD LEAD Laidlaw. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 June; 113(6): 793–800.
  19. 19. HALF A MILLION US KIDS HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE FROM LEAD
  20. 20. NOBLESVILLE, IN WATER
  21. 21. BLUE BABY FROM NITRATE IN DRINKING WATER
  22. 22. COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW PITTSBURGH, PA ALLEGHENY RIVER
  23. 23. LEPTOSPIROSIS passes from wild animals and livestock to humans and pets when urine washes into puddles and flood waters
  24. 24. BLUE GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS
  25. 25. BLUE GREEN ALGAE TOXINS CAUSE HEPATITIS AND LIVER CANCER CAN KILL DOGS AND SMALL CHILDREN
  26. 26. AMOEBIC MENINGITIS 2010 2012 Lilly Lake, Stillwater MN
  27. 27. FOOD
  28. 28. AFLATOXIN
  29. 29. CROP MYCOTOXIN MAP 10/12
  30. 30. MERCURY AND PCBS
  31. 31. If we don't cut our emissions in half by 2030, global temperature will rise 8 degrees by 2100 and stay that way for 1,000 years.
  32. 32. A HEALTHY PRESCRIPTION For Climate Action
  33. 33. 20,000 HEART ATTACKS PREVENTED 23,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR
  34. 34. 10,000 COLON CANCERS 215,000 HEART ATTACKS PREVENTED 570,000 NEW DIABETES CASES EACH YEAR
  35. 35. 300,000 HEART ATTACKS/STROKES PREVENTED 260,000 NEW DIABETES CASES EACH YEAR 144,000 CANCER DEATHS
  36. 36. CLIMATE911.ORG Healthy People = Healthy Planet

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