Skip navigation
Skip navigation
The system will be down for maintenance between 8:00 and 8:15am on Wednesday 12, December 2018

The Effects of Extreme Heat on Human Mortality and Morbidity in Australia: Implications for Public Health

Bi, Peng; Williams, Susan; Loughnan, Margaret; Lloyd, Glenis; Hansen, Alana; Kjellstrom, Tord; Dear, Keith; Saniotis, Arthur

Description

Most regions of Australia are exposed to hot summers and regular extreme heat events; and numerous studies have associated high ambient temperatures with adverse health outcomes in Australian cities. Extreme environmental heat can trigger the onset of acute conditions, including heat stroke and dehydration, as well as exacerbate a range of underlying illnesses. Consequently, in the absence of adaptation, the associated mortality and morbidity are expected to increase in a warming climate,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49891
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539510391644

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Bi_The_Effects_of_Extreme_Heat_on_2011.pdf183.94 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  27 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator