RISK record of damage to health related to smog
in " first thousand days
" life, the "period of embryo-fetal" and "the first 2 years, time window of maximum vulnerability for exposure to toxic environmental. Among these, many studies related to air pollutants - especially the ultrafine particulate matter Pm2.5 - at the risk of the onset of many diseases". Launches the alarm Ernesto Burgio, president of the scientific Committee of the Italian Society of environmental medicine (Sima) and member of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (Eceri) in a note in which the Sima asks the Lombardy region the opening of a working table on the issues of environment with the scientific societies and regional institutions. Childhood cancer "The highest incidence of childhood cancer in Europe and the fact that an Italian child of 5 to have disorders of neurodevelopment (one on 77 has autism) - adds Cristina Panisi
, pediatrician and member of the scientific Committee Sima - are among the data the most alarming in our Country. Not less worrisome is the gradual increase of the respiratory disease chronic from the age pediatric. This is epidemiological data, which cannot be ignored and require a serious comparison and urgent between the scientific community and the institutions". Other diseases The Sima reminds us how, according to the world health Organization (Who), the environment represents "one of the main determinants of the health of the individual." For the experts, "the progressive increase in the prevalence of many diseases - immune-allergic, endocrine-metabolic, cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric and cancer
- is, in fact, in the action of environmental factors is the most plausible explanation. Watch is expensive and unacceptable. Today, substantial investments and targeted to the prevention and control of these diseases can offer a concrete opportunity to progress and improvement of the health of the world." READ-the Smog, the pollution increase cardiovascular diseases
"The pediatrics Italian has heard this alarm, devoting the major scientific events of the last few years to the issue of the first thousand days," says Burgio. For the white coats "the invitation not to create alarm can not de-legitimize the importance of these issues and hide the fact that in Lombardy as in the rest of Italy, as you are not facing the problem. The data concerning the air pollution in the Lombardy region in the last few days have been a source of reflection, concern, and comparison of many doctors. The need for consistency and awareness of environmental conditions, particularly unfavourable for the health of patients - especially infants and children 'incoming', still in the womb - stress, a position of the medical class". A common front to pe to face the problem At this point, Sima serves as the spokesperson for these concerns. "And invites us to share the leading scientific societies in the field of medicine - concludes the president of the company, Alessandro Miani - requiring a comparison with the regional institutions, with the start of a work table for projects series and wide-ranging. The invitation to hope in the rain can be accepted, but, evidently, not enough".
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