Impact of Climate Conditions on Occupational Health and Related Economic Losses

  title={Impact of Climate Conditions on Occupational Health and Related Economic Losses},
  author={Tord Kjellstrom},
  journal={Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health},
  pages={28S - 37S}
  • T. Kjellstrom
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Economics
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
One feature of climate change is the increasing heat exposure in many workplaces where efficient cooling systems cannot be applied. Excessive heat exposure is a particular problem for working people because of the internal heat production when muscle work is carried out. The physiological basis for severe heat stroke, other clinical effects, and heat exhaustion is well known. One feature of this health effect of excessive workplace heat exposure is reduced work capacity, and new research has… 

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