Heat-Related Deaths in Hot Cities: Estimates of Human Tolerance to High Temperature Thresholds

  title={Heat-Related Deaths in Hot Cities: Estimates of Human Tolerance to High Temperature Thresholds},
  author={Sharon L. Harlan and Gerardo Chowell and Shuo Yang and Diana B. Petitti and Emmanuel J. Morales Butler and Benjamin L. Ruddell and Darren M. Ruddell},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
In this study we characterized the relationship between temperature and mortality in central Arizona desert cities that have an extremely hot climate. Relationships between daily maximum apparent temperature (ATmax) and mortality for eight condition-specific causes and all-cause deaths were modeled for all residents and separately for males and females ages <65 and ≥ 65 during the months May-October for years 2000-2008. The most robust relationship was between ATmax on day of death and… CONTINUE READING

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