Heatwaves

Gerardo Sanchez Martinez, Julio Díaz Jiménez, Cristina Linares Gil

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Abstract

Excessive heat affects the health of whole communities. Exposure to high temperatures can compromise the body’s ability to regulate temperature, potentially resulting in a wide range of illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and hyperthermia (1). It also aggravates pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, as well as causing mental health issues and domestic violence. Some population subgroups are more exposed to and/or more vulnerable to health risks from heat than others. The main such sub-groups are the elderly, the chronically ill, people with disabilities, infants and children, pregnant women, outdoor and manual workers, athletes, and the urban poor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate technologies in an urban context
Publication date2021
Chapter7
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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