Harvard Says Kidney Stones, Malaria Are Climate Risks
Excerpted from Bloomberg News ( Posted: 11/20/2009 )
Kidney stones, malaria, Lyme disease, depression and respiratory illness all may increase with global warming, researchers at Harvard Medical School said.
Climate change from the burning of fossil fuels will add to risks to public health, said Paul Epstein, associate director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in Boston. The center and groups led by the American Medical Association presented data at a briefing today in Washington as a call for action to curb emissions.