The increase in Greenhouse gases expected over the next several years could pose several problems for public health. Over a year ago the Supreme Court declared carbon dioxide a pollutant and has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to determine if carbon dioxide and whether it is linked to climate change that could endanger public health or welfare. Some of the potential problems are as follows:
1) Heat waves will be especially dangerous to the elderly and poor.
2) Increase of food-borne and waterborne infectious diseases.
3) More air pollution because of higher temperatures.