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Marzban A, Emami P, Moslehi S. Meat-eating: The Second Main Culprit of Climate Change. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2023; 8 (3) :145-148
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1- Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Emergency Medical Sciences, School of Paramedical Sciences, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
3- Health Management and Economics Research Center, Health Management Research Institute, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , moslehi.sh@iums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1328 Views)
Background: Due to the greenhouse gases emission caused by human activities there is wide agreement about global warming. Methane is one of the most dangerous greenhouse gases in the global warming process which is produced through human activities and natural processes. In addition, the use of fertilizers and chemical pesticides would produce nitrogen monoxide in the atmosphere. This gas is another greenhouse gas that takes its toll on global warming. 
Materials and Methods: In this study, we reviewed articles published between the years (2005-2022). Scientific resources were searched in both Persian and English using the keywords (meat-eating, climate change, cattle, pig, and food) in the databases (Magiran), Pubmed, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
Results: Population growth, economic development, and urban migration have stimulated unprecedented demand for animal protein such as meat and dairy products so that livestock in the traditional way no longer met this need of man for protein. About two to three billion cows and pigs are slaughtered annually resulting in a very high methane emission in nature that accelerates global warming.
Conclusion: Shifting towards plant-rich diets and embracing alternative sources of protein could be helpful.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/04/10 | Accepted: 2022/09/13 | Published: 2023/04/1

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