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Climate Change

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I chose to go with climate change because whether or not we like it the weather is constantly changing around us. They have many names for it but the one that I am most familiar with is global warming. If I had to compare and contrast the climate control of global warming I would say that it doesn't hold a candle to indoor air pollution. Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate. Many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. Global warming has been playing a major role in the climate since the first time it was discovered. Over the past century, human activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The majority of greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels to produce energy, although deforestation, industrial processes, and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere, so in actuality we have also played a major role. I picked this type of situation to compare to everything else in the world because heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with congenital heart defects. The term "heart disease" is often used interchangeably with "cardiovascular disease." Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart's muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. We all should know that inflammation in the lungs caused by air pollutants leads to death from cardiovascular disease. As an indoor effect to an air pollutant we know that mold it can hang around for a long time and it can cause damage to the human body, carbon monoxide can also cause health issues to the lung and heart. They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse. Some risk factors, such as age and family history of early heart disease, can't be changed. For women, age becomes a risk factor at 55. After menopause, women are more apt to get heart disease, in part because their body's production of estrogen drops. Women who have gone through early menopause, either naturally or because they have had a hysterectomy, are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women of the same age who have not yet gone through menopause. Another reason for the increasing


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