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Ozone-Related Deaths Projected to Climb in Next 60 Years

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Posted on Oct 18, 2011, 6 a.m.

Scientists warn that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years.

Scientists warn that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years. Bertil Forsberg, from the Umea University (Sweden), and colleagues reported findings from the Climate-TRAP project that suggest an imminent and ongoing marked increase in ozone-related deaths will occur. In addition, the team’s data analysis finds that Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal will see the biggest climate-induced increase in ozone-related deaths over the next six decades who could expect an increase of between 10 and 14%. However, Nordic and Baltic countries are predicted to see a decrease over the same period.

Forsberg B, et al. “Impact of climate change on ozone induced mortality and morbidity in Europe” (Abstract#3440). Presented at the European Respiratory Society 2011 Congress, 27 Sept. 2011.

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