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Workplace heat stress, health and productivity – an increasing challenge for low and middle-income countries during climate change

Kjellstrom, Tord; Holmer, Ingvar; Lemke, Bruno


BACKGROUND Global climate change is already increasing the average temperature and direct heat exposure in many places around the world. OBJECTIVES To assess the potential impact on occupational health and work capacity for people exposed at work to increasing heat due to climate change. DESIGN A brief review of basic thermal physiology mechanisms, occupational heat exposure guidelines and heat exposure changes in selected cities. RESULTS In countries with very hot seasons, workers are already...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Health Action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v2i0.2047


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