Natural gas is a popular fuel in our state. Besides heating many buildings, it’s used in home appliances, such as stoves. But a Georgia physician writes in a new GHN Commentary that it can harm human health.
Fossil fuels, including natural gas, are accelerating climate change, says Dr. Linda Walden, a Cairo physician. She adds that increasing temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses, as well as worsen the health of patients “with pre-existing diseases such as asthma, seasonal allergies COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.”
“Switching to clean energy sources such as solar panel rooftops is necessary when it comes to protecting our health,’’ Walden writes.