Climate change and temperature-generating temperatures may increase children born to heart abnormalities in the U.S. over the next two decades, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has warned that high temperatures have been experiencing heart defects of up to 7,000 years (CHD) over 11 years.
The research was published in the specialized journal Open Access, AHAIt is referred to in the states of Arkansas, California, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, New York, Texas and Utah.
Impact of climate change on health
"Our findings underline the worrying influence of climate change on human health and emphasizes the need to improve training to combat predicted growthSaid Shao Lin, professor at the Public Health School Albanian University New York and principal author of the research.
Based on the figures obtained "The prediction of births between 2025 and 2035 in the United States of America and the increase in the average exposure of mothers to heat in different climates due to climate change", explains the report.
The researchers used the calculations for temperature increase developed by the Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and another study evaluated the effect of exposure to heat and birth defects. Between 1997 and 2007.
According to the study, considering the historical number of excessive days, the data and the extreme frequency and duration of high-temperature events were analyzed.
To avoid CHD cases, a "Complex conditions that require surveillance and monitoring throughout life", recommends the study "In the first weeks of pregnancy, women remember to avoid extreme hot".
"It is important that our doctors recommend all pregnant women and those who intend to become pregnant, to avoid the heat of heat after a period of three weeks and eight weeks (that is, the critical period of pregnancy)"conclude Lin. EFEverde