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Heat Stress Impacts on Cardiac Mortality in Nepali Migrant Workers in Qatar

Pradhan, B.; Kjellstrom, Tord; Atar, Dan; Sharma, P.; Kayastha, B.; Bhandari, G.; Pradhan, P. K.


Qatar is a major destination country for Nepali migrant workers (NMWs; main age range 25–35 years) in the construction trade. These 120,000+ NMWs are exposed to various occupational hazards, including excessive heat, and 3–4 workers die each week. Our study aimed to show whether heat exposure caused deaths. Methods: The worker population and mortality data of NMWs were retrieved from government institutions in Nepal. Heat exposure was assessed by monthly estimates of daily wet bulb globe...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Cardiology
DOI: 10.1159/000500853


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