Climate change to worsen childhood asthma
“Our study shows that these assessment models are an effective way of evaluating the long-term impact of global climate change on a local level,” said Dr. Sheffield.
“This study is a jumping off point to evaluate other outcomes including cost utilization, doctors’ visits, missed school days, and a general understanding of the overall burden of climate change on children with asthma,” she added.
Dr. Sheffield and her team concluded that better measures to reduce carbon pollution that contributes to global climate change should be implemented.
The results are published in the current issue of the American journal of Preventive Medicine .