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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


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]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539510391644


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