Asthma, Allergies, Chronic Disease and Climate Change

By Bernice Butler

Dr. Jeffrey Demain of the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska, and Dr. David Dyjack of The National Environmental Health Association. Dr. Jeffrey Demain breaks down exactly how and why allergies occur and the wide variety of allergic reactions. He further notes that the increase in pollen and pollen potency, leads to more allergy diagnosises in the public. Thus, as the climate changes and the allergy seasons become longer the impact becomes greater. Dr. Demain differentiates between allergies and asthma. He also offers solutions to listeners and hope for the future. Dr. David Dyjack talks about NEHA’s climate change committee and vector control committee. Dr. Dyjack explains that chronic disease, including allergies and asthma, is a major force behind our declining life expectancy in the USA and a profound issue in our country. Chronic disease is a prolonged illness that requires care for a year or longer. Dr. Dyjack shares insight into the states and populations impacted most by climate change & chronic disease. He closes by urging listeners to care for our vulnerable populations. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healthy-radio/support

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