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A new report has looked at worldwide obesity rate trends over the past four decades, and it found that obesity in children and teenagers is 10 times higher now than it was in 1975
Chronic Health Condition
6 IN 10 adults in the United States have a chronic disease
4 IN 10 adults in the United States have 2 or more chronic diseases
Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 40 Children from less than 1 in 10,000 in 1930
By 2020, one in two Americans over age 50 is expected to have or be at risk of developing osteoporosis of the hip; even more will be at risk of developing osteoporosis at any site in the skeleton.
Diabetes and Prediabetes
Diabetes Goes from less than 1% in 1958 to 9.4% in 2017. New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes
Survey finds 55% of people regularly take prescription meds—four drugs on average
Antibiotic Resistant Drugs
Experts predict that in just over 30 years, by around 2050, antibiotic resistance is going to kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined.
Early Onset of Puberty
in 1860, the average age of the onset of puberty in girls was 16.6 years. In 1920, it was 14.6; in 1950, 13.1; 1980, 12.5; and in 2010, it had dropped to 10.5.
Nearly 40% of adults had obesity in 2015–2016 up from approximately 10% of U.S. adults who were classified as obese during the 1950s
Nearly half of Americans have heart disease, study says Nearly half of U.S. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease, said a new study, driven largely by changes in guidelines for classifying high blood pressure. According to the study from the American Heart Association, 121.5 million Americans, or about 48.5 percent, dealt with heart or blood vessel disease as of 2016
Total sperm count among Western men fell 59.3 percent from 1973 to 2011
Childhood Chronic Illness
54% of all children have chronic illness or are overweight.
An estimated 22.7% (54.4 million) of adults had doctor-diagnosed arthritis
"Cancer Crisis - Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying From Cancer
Males 39.66%, Females 37.65%"
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease, or CKD is the under-recognized public health crisis. It affects an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. (15% of the adult population; more than 1 in 7 adults)
Martin Pall, a professor emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University, says the evidence is clear that cellphone radiation is dangerous. He says results from existing studies show clear links between cellphone radiation and a wide range of medical maladies from cancer to infertility to depression.
"What we're doing is destroying our health," Pall said in an interview. He added that if 5G deployments aren't stopped, "we [as a society] are playing around with our very survival."
Percent of adults aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 33.2% (2015-2016)
Degenerative brain disease and dementia are on the rise across all 50 U.S. states, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Since the TSCA was passed in 1976, the EPA has only tested around 200 of the 84,000 chemicals on the market.
What are the some of the urgent environmental issues that could affect your life, your health and your family?
Causes of Climate Change
The environmental impact of the lifecycle and supply chain of animals raised for food has been vastly underestimated, and in fact accounts for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, co-authors of "Livestock and Climate Change"
Global Fish Stocks Depleted to 'Alarming' Levels
If we keep pulling fish out of our waterways at this rate, we're going to run out of fish. The Guardian has revealed that due to vast overfishing, nearly 90 percent of global fish stocks are either fully fished or overfished, based on a new analysis from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
18 of the 19 warmest years all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998.
The (piping hot) numbers are in: 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, according to two independent reports released today (Feb. 6) by NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Loss of Topsoil Needed to Grow Food
Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.
Ocean acidity has increased by 30% since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This increase is 100 times faster than any change in acidity experienced by marine organisms for at least the last 20 million years. Ocean acidification may threaten plankton, which forms the base of the marine food chain; it is key to the survival of larger fish.
Extinction of Animals
The World Wildlife Fund’s 2018 Living Planet report demonstrates a global wildlife population loss of 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. The report, which tracks over 4,000 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, is published every two years. “Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions,” the report says.
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages
Seed diversity is disappearing — and 3 chemical companies own more than half.
Our food security hinges on the struggle now underway over who controls the earth’s seeds
Tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by 30 to 50 percent since the 1980s. Nearly 75 percent of the world’s reefs face threats from pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing and, increasingly, a changing climate that increases temperatures, sea level, and acidity in the oceans.
The World’s Pollinators Are Dying Out, And All Our Favourite Foods Could Go With Them
Genetically Modified Foods
More than 80% of all genetically modified crops grown worldwide have been engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, the use of toxic herbicides, such as Roundup®, has increased fifteenfold since GMOs were first introduced. In March 2015, the World Health Organization determined that the herbicide glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup®) is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Forests also play a critical role in mitigating climate change because they act as a carbon sink—soaking up carbon dioxide that would otherwise be free in the atmosphere and contribute to ongoing changes in climate patterns.
But forests around the world are under threat, jeopardizing these benefits. The threats manifest themselves in the form of deforestation and forest degradation. The main cause of deforestation is agriculture