Global warming may be the reason why your child is getting fevers frequently. Children are more susceptible to fevers and gastroenteritis as their bodies can’t cope with extreme changes in temperature as well as adults.
An Australian researcher compared emergency room visits for children under age six to climate data and found that for every five-degree rise in temperature two more children under six years old were admitted with fever to the hospital.
The results from this study suggest a detrimental effect from climatic changes, particularly in terms of maximum temperature, in children’s health. As global warming is becoming more apparent, there is an urgent need for more in-depth and thorough investigation of climatic factors on human health, especially in early childhood.
says Lawrence Lam, a pediatrics lecturer at Sydney University.
Each one of us can turn things around and help prevent global-warming and make this world a better place for our future generations. These are some of the things you could do to prevent global warming.
Look for products made from recycled materials, created with renewable energy, and which helps reduce pollution.
Reduce electricity usage around the home
Improve vehicle fuel-efficiency
Conserve energy in the home and yard