Today’s Connecting the Dots #CTD- Climate Change

Increased awareness of climate change and corresponding problems can help to prevent excessive damage to human health. Intense heat circumstances affect the circulatory system, impacting blood flow to major organs which puts immense stress on the body. The climate change crisis makes people with circulation problems more vulnerable to stroke, heart attack, and dangerous drops in blood pressure.
As well, climate change is affecting health on a global level because continuous heat waves are creating an increase in infectious diseases and heart disease. Climate change is causing insects and rodents, which are major vectors of diseases, to migrate to new areas carrying diseases that put human health, livestock, agricultural and marine systems at a greater risk of susceptibility.