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Abstract Heat is an environmental and occupational hazard. The prevention of deaths in the community caused by extreme high temperatures (heat waves) is now an issue of public health concern. The risk of heat-related mortality increases with natural aging, but persons with particular social and/or physical vulnerability are also at risk. lmportant differences in vulnerability exist between populations, depending on climate, culture, infrastructure (housing), and other factors. Public health measures include health promotion and heat wave warning systems, but the effectiveness of acute measures in response to heat waves has not yet been formally evaluated. Climate change will increase the frequency and the intensity of heat waves, and a range of measures, including improvements to housing, management of chronic diseases, and institutional care of the elderly and the vulnerable, will need to be developed to reduce health impacts.
Accession Number ISI:000255349400007
Alternate Journal Annu Rev Publ Health
Author Kovats, R. S. Hajat, S.
Author Address Kovats, RS; London Sch Hyg & Trop Med, PEHRU, London WC1E 7HT, England; London Sch Hyg & Trop Med, PEHRU, London WC1E 7HT, England; London Sch Hyg & Trop Med, PEHRU, London WC1E 7HT, England
DOI 10.1146/annurev.publhealth.29.020907.090843
ISSN 0163-7525
Journal Annual Review of Public Health
Keywords heat waves; early warning; mortality; august 2003; air-pollution; hospital admissions; united-states; excess mortality; elderly-people; french cities; risk-factors; hot weather; series data
Language English
Notes 293QI; Times Cited:67; Cited References Count:100; Annual Review of Public Health
Pages 41-55
Title Heat stress and public health: A critical review
Volume 29
Year 2008
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