DATE2022-04-21 15:44:59
TITLEThe impacts of climate change on gastrointestinal and liver health problems related to the agro-food systems and possible solutions
AUTHORSAmal Saad-hussein (1)
  1. 1) Environment & Climate Change Research Institute, National Research Centre, Cairo (Egypt)
ABSTRACTClimate change is global weather extreme challenge. These weather extremes could contribute to changes in the pattern of health problems. Climate change was found to have a major influence on the distribution and severity of hepatic and GIT health problems. These health problems are variable from hepatic toxicity due to exposure to huge amount of chemical pollutants specially with COVID-19 event and the usage of huge amounts of disinfectants, and the usage of huge amounts of pesticides in agriculture lands. Climate change could cause increasing chemical emissions, or change in its biodegradability, or restriction in its dispersion, which increases it`s hazardous effects, especially on liver. Also, the ordinary health impacts of climate change on the emerging and re-emerging of outbreaks of vector-borne and parasitic diseases. We cannot neglect the impacts of climate change on water or food-borne health problems and diarrheal diseases. The impact of climate change on the availability and quality of food and water resources were proved in many publications. Migration of infected people from endemic areas due to the climate change disasters results in rapid dissemination of infectious diseases that leads to outbreaks or endemicity of diseases in new unexpected areas. Therefore, this presentation will focus on the impacts of climate change on the liver and GIT health problems related to agro-food systems.