Nearly 400,000 Russians die each year due to heart disease, but a study by a recent UC Irvine graduate found that about 5 percent of such deaths could be avoided by the year 2025 if the country strengthens its environmental standards. “A poor environment can lead to a number of cardiovascular-related health problems, resulting in death at a younger age,” says Natalia Milovantseva, a Demographic and Social Analysis program graduate. “In Russia, if laws for air, water and environmental quality continue to go unenforced, the cost will be measured in lives lost.” A Russian native, Milovantseva received the 2008 Southern California Edison Award for Research on Energy and the Environment in recognition of her study. The $1,000 award will help fund her next research venture as she moves on to the UCI School of Social Ecology’s environmental analysis and design doctoral program in the fall.
Study by graduate finds cleaning up environment could save lives in Russia
Nearly 400,000 Russians die each year due to heart disease, but a study by a recent UC Irvine graduate found…
June 19, 2008