Climate Change and Extreme Heat Can Lead to 7,000 Cases of Heart Disease in Newborns

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Source: US News

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, climate change and the resulting hotter temperatures could lead to 7,000 more cases of babies being born with congenital heart disease. For the study, researchers considered data on climate change from between the years of 1997 to 2007.

The report outlines that Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, New York and Utah will be the states most affected between 2025 and 2035.

Previous studies have shown that when pregnant individuals are exposed to extreme heat their newborns are at risk of developing certain heart defects.

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