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Air Pollution-Increasing Glaucoma
Higher amounts of fine particulate matter.
At least 6% more chances of having glaucoma.
A group of eye conditions.
Damages the optic nerve.
Caused by an abnormally high pressure in ones eye.
Above age 60-Major cause of blindness.
Occurs at any age.
More common in older adults.
Many forms-no warning signs.
Vision loss cannot be recovered.
Essential to have regular eye exams.
Early recognition-Prevention and slow down of vision loss.
Particle Pollution or PM.
A complex mixture- extremely small particles and liquid droplets.
Made up of a number of components.
Includes acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles.
Size of the particles= potential for causing health problems.
UN Annual Assessment-Calls for 7.6% cut each year.
UNEP(United Nations Environment Programme)
Global emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year until 2030.
To limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C.
On an average emissions have risen 1.55 annually over the last decade.
2018- 55.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gases.
WMO (World Meteorological Organization) – atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations hit an all-time record in 2018.
Paris Deal- To limit temperature rises above pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C and to a safer 1.5°C if possible.
1.5°C goal is still attainable.
Requirement of an unprecedented, coordinated upheaval of a global economy.
Fear about the state of the environment.
Overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change.
Medicos- Feel powerless against a supposedly impending doom causing anxiety and stress.
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