Minimization of heatwave morbidity and mortality.

  title={Minimization of heatwave morbidity and mortality.},
  author={Julia Kravchenko and Amy P Abernethy and Maria R Fawzy and H Kim Lyerly},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={44 3},
Global climate change is projected to increase the frequency and duration of periods of extremely high temperatures. Both the general populace and public health authorities often underestimate the impact of high temperatures on human health. To highlight the vulnerable populations and illustrate approaches to minimization of health impacts of extreme heat, the authors reviewed the studies of heat-related morbidity and mortality for high-risk populations in the U.S. and Europe from 1958 to 2012… CONTINUE READING
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