An exposure assessment study of ambient heat exposure in an elderly population in Baltimore, Maryland.

@article{Basu2002AnEA,
  title={An exposure assessment study of ambient heat exposure in an elderly population in Baltimore, Maryland.},
  author={R. Jothi Basu and Jonathan Matthew Samet},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2002},
  volume={110},
  pages={1219 - 1224}
}
Because of concern for heat-related mortality in vulnerable populations, particularly the elderly, practical epidemiologic methods are needed for the assessment of ambient heat exposure on individuals. We used a personal monitor to measure body temperature, ambient temperature, heart rate, and activity level of 42 elderly residents of Baltimore, Maryland, in the summer months of 2000. Each participant was monitored for approximately 48 hr to examine the association between ambient temperature… CONTINUE READING
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