Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.
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This second episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will look at the devastating impact of climate change on respiratory health.
New research released this year estimated that air pollution from fossil fuels caused 8.7 million deaths in 2018 - one in five of all deaths worldwide. But climate change’s impact on respiratory health extends beyond fossil fuels and air pollution, with warming temperatures also causing an increase in aeroallergens like pollen and spores, and further aggravating asthma and other respiratory conditions.
To discuss these issues we will be joined by Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of Community Health and Policy at Imperial College London, Dr Kalpana Balakrishnan, Director of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Center for Advanced Research on Air Quality, Climate and Health, and Dr Arvind Kumar, Thoracic Surgeon, Chairman of the Institute of Chest Surgery, Chest Onco Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Medanta Hospital India.
Following presentations on air quality and its impact on health, the RSM Respiratory Section will lead a discussion on the issues raised and ask what health professionals can do to help combat the effects of climate change.
During this webinar speakers will:
- Describe the physical impacts of climate change and the effects of air quality on respiratory health
- Demonstrate the impact of air pollution on public health and the clinical implications
- Demonstrate how healthcare professionals can mitigate the adverse respiratory health effects of climate change and air pollution
In this 10-part Health emergency of climate change series, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be recording a message to introduce this important series. By positioning health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change discussion, the Royal Society of Medicine will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to understand the links between climate change and health and recognise how they can help combat climate change and its effects.
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We would like to thank Michael Rapp for his generous support enabling free access to this webinar series. This webinar has free CPD accreditation
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