This Yale Climate Connection article discusses why climate change could make children’s allergies worse. More kids could wind up in emergency rooms, new research finds. Some 35,000 to 60,000 U.S. emergency department visits for asthma each year may be linked to oak, birch, and grass pollen, according to a study published in January 2019. If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue to grow, emergency departments could see an additional 3,700 cases each year by 2030, the study found. That number could swell to an additional 10,000 annual cases in 2090.
This article discusses how microplastics from car tires could be stunting children’s lung growth, investigation finds.