Pollution from forest fires would affect human health | Geek's Journal

    With global warming, forest fires are likely to increase in the coming years. The dangers of these fires on flora and fauna are known, but what about humans?

    The health impact of forest fires worries Canadian scientific authorities, where several large-scale fires have ravaged part of the west of the country in recent years. Almost all organ systems are affected by air pollution from smoke from forest fires, according to Michael Brauer of the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine. Which also includes man.

    More and more examples

    The differences between air pollution by fine particles and that linked to forest fires are not numerous, argues the professor specializing in the environment, who does not want to comment on the cumulative effect of smoke, however. year after year. But we know that air pollution worsens cases of heart disease, chronic and respiratory diseases, or even stroke.

    In fact, people with asthma or chronic lung disease feel the impact of smoke pollution from forest fires. The latter can also affect pregnant women in their last trimester. There are more and more observations concerning the consequences of smoke on type 2 diabetes for example, or even on heart attacks.

    The persistence in the air of particles from forest fires remains to be proven, however there are more and more examples where this seems to be demonstrated. We must tackle the problem from several sides: on the one hand, prepare for these unfortunately regular and devastating episodes of forest fires, and on the other hand fight against the climate change that feeds these fires.

    Source: Journal du Geek by

    The article has been translated based on the content of Journal du Geek by

    We stand by the rights of the original author of the post, no matter what. We always respect and prioritize the copyright of the content and always include the original link of the source article. If the author of the original article has any issue with it, just leave a report below, we’ll edit it or delete it. Whatever it takes. We will make it right as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author.

    Thank you very much! Best regards!

    Recent Articles

    These webcam apps are better than your laptop's camera

    There is a good chance that your (old) smartphone provides a better image than the...

    Kingston Workflow Station + Workflow Readers

    In early 2021 Kingston announced a few novelties from the range of storage products, but also a gadget dedicated to professionals in the...

    Nintendo Switch: Current model will be cheaper before Switch OLED

    Image: Nintendo The rumors have come true, the recommended retail price of the current Nintendo Switch has fallen. Instead of 329.99 euros the...

    Related Stories

    Leave a Reply

    Stay on top - Get the daily news in your inbox