Non-communicable Disease

Healthy foodWarmer temperatures associated with climate change increase the formation of tropospheric ozone, a main constituent of smog and contributor to cardiorespiratory disease, and are associated with longer pollen seasons and increased pollen production, intensifying allergic respiratory diseases such as asthma. Particulate air pollution is driving increases in cardiovascular diseases and associated mortality. We are also currently experiencing a global epidemic of over-nutrition characterized by excessive intake of the wrong foods – largely driven by inadequate access to fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts and seeds – resulting in unprecedented rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. 



Teaching students about non-communicable diseases? Check out the learning objectives and relevant resources. LEARN MORE.



Non-communicable diseases can become more prevalent as our environment changes. Read through the relevant research and explore key facts. LEARN MORE.