New study: No evidence of long-term effects of climate change
NEW YORK — A new study published in The Lancet medical journal says no one has died from climate change-related air pollution.
The study found no links to climate change in the United States.
The researchers said the study showed that people who lived in the highest-income counties, such as the Northeast, experienced a higher prevalence of asthma and COPD-related respiratory disease.
The researchers said their findings showed that air pollution, while a health issue, could not be the sole cause of health problems.
“The fact that people living in high-income areas have a higher rate of COPD and asthma and more deaths from these diseases is not an explanation for these differences,” said study author Dr. Thomas Koehler, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“It’s not like people are getting sick and they are getting older.
That would be the same as saying they are being less healthy.
They are not being healthier.”
In the study, published in the Lancet medical journals, researchers examined data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the National Health Interview Survey, and other sources.
The data comes from a sample of 8,000 people who were aged 16 to 65 years old, who were interviewed for the study.
The NHANES was conducted in the 1980s, the last time the CDC began collecting data on air pollution from vehicles.
The survey has been taken every five years since 1992.
Researchers also looked at COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory diseases, which are often linked to air pollution and other air pollutants.
The data from COVID–19 was analyzed.
They found that people with COPD were more likely to live in areas with high levels of particulate matter, which has been linked to higher respiratory problems.
People with COPS also had a higher incidence of asthma.
“We found that the incidence of COPDS is higher in people living near high concentrations of CO2, especially in the Northeast and in areas of higher CO2 exposure,” Koehl said.
“High CO2 concentration was associated with the highest prevalence of COPDs, and we also found that CO2-induced air pollution was a risk factor for asthma and other respiratory disorders.””CO2-Induced Air Pollution and COPDs are linked in multiple studies,” said Dr. Robert F. Smith, associate professor of environmental health sciences and public health at the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the study and was not part of the team.
Smith also noted that air quality was not a risk in people who are not susceptible to COPDs.
He noted that there are many different types of air pollution in the U.S., including ozone pollution, nitrogen oxides, particulate emissions, and soot from cars.
Smith said that people might have different exposure patterns to other air pollution because they live in different places.
“What we need to understand is that air is one of the key components of our air quality,” Smith said.
“So when we talk about air quality, we need air quality to be the one thing we are looking at.”
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