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Climate change, workplace heat exposure, and occupational health and productivity in central America

Kjellstrom, Tord; Crowe, Jenny


Climate change is increasing heat exposure in places such as Central America, a tropical region with generally hot/humid conditions. Working people are at particular risk of heat stress because of the intrabody heat production caused by physical labor. This article aims to describe the risks of occupational heat exposure on health and productivity in Central America, and to make tentative estimates of the impact of ongoing climate change on these risks. A review of relevant literature and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Occupational and environmental health


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