Claim: Children’s health is disproportionately affected by climate change


By: - Climate DepotApril 17, 2018 3:17 PM

Children’s health is disproportionately affected by climate change

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Rising temperatures, drought, and weather disasters can threaten people’s health. Nobody is exempt. But Perera: “The health of children is disproportionately affected by climate change.” Frederica Perera is director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. She says children are vulnerable because their immune systems are not mature. And, their rapidly growing bodies are more sensitive to damage from disease and environmental contaminants. In particular, children are more likely than adults to die from diarrheal disease, which is expected to become more common in some areas as the climate warms. And some children are at more risk than…

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