The theme of World Health Day 2022 is “Our Planet, Our Health.” So on 7 April WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. To share your insight on how we, as a society, can create a healthier future you can use the hashtag #healthiertomorrow on social media.
Climate change and other environmental changes can often be overlooked as health hazards, so this WHD we wanted to highlight how floods, rising temperatures and climate change affect our liver health.
High temperatures in tropical climates can potentially create higher risk situations for liver diseases. This is due to the increased amount of environmental toxins in the air. Floods are also a risk for contracting hepatitis A, as floodwaters can easily be contaminated by the virus.
WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is a health crisis.
We at LiverWELL are dedicated to creating a healthier tomorrow.
To learn more about World Health Day 2022 click the link below.