New Diseases Caused by Environmental Pollution

New Diseases Caused by Environmental Pollution

Wild Card's progress: basic

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 1 - Health

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Other actions across health themes

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Environmental pollution rises immensely due to a higher energy production relying on conventional technologies such as coal-fired power plants. Moreover, the traffic volume grows while sticking to the combustion motor. New life-threatening diseases are created and existing health problems and diseases caused by environmental pollution become worse and more wide-spread. Eventually, sustainability becomes much more important to society.