Climate change can cause a baby to congenital heart defects

Impact of climate change on the health of newborns?

Global climate change has far-reaching consequences for our planet, it reinforces, for example, occurring storms, melting the ice caps, increases the water temperature of the oceans, which leads to the death of the coral reefs. Physicians declared that the climate change may appear to affect the health of the hearts of babies.

The scientists from the University at Albany found in their current study that the world’s emerging climate change seems to be associated with an increased number of heart defects in babies. The experts published the results of their study in the English journal “the Journal of the American Heart Association” (JAHA).

How does extreme heat congenital heart defects?

It is still unclear why the heat exposure may result in pregnant women to congenital heart defects in their babies. Animal studies suggest, however, that heat leads in the case of fetuses to cell death and heat-sensitive proteins can interact, which play in the development of an important role.

More heart defects in newborns in the United States

The current investigation suggests that in the future, the climate-change-caused extreme heat could be the number of babies with heart defects in the United States. Congenital heart defects or heart abnormalities that babies are born in the U.S. each year, about 40,000 newborns, according to a statement by the American Heart Association. An earlier study by the same group of scientists showed that the exposure to high temperatures in women during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for congenital heart defects in babies. This study included women, which have brought between 1997 and 2007, a Baby to the world.

What to build the statements of the experts?

In the now, conducted the new study, the researchers combined this data with temperature projections for climate change. The Team builds made statements on forecasts for climate change, which have been collected from NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. They simulated Changes in the maximum maximum daily temperatures for different geographical regions in the United States, and then calculated how much heat and extreme heat events Pregnant in the spring and summer.

Women should avoid in pregnancy, extreme heat