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dc.contributor.authorKoppe, Christinaen
dc.contributor.authorSari Kovats, Ren
dc.contributor.authorMenne, Bettinaen
dc.contributor.authorJendritzky, Gerden
dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for Europeen
dc.contributor.authorLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicineen
dc.contributor.authorEuropean Commission. Energy, Environment and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.authorDeutscher Wetterdiensten
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T23:05:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-19T23:05:47Z
dc.date.created2004en
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier9289010940en
dc.identifier.govdocEUR/03/5036810en
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107552
dc.descriptionEUR/03/5036810en
dc.description123 p.en
dc.description.abstractHigh air temperatures can affect human health and lead to additional deaths even under current climatic conditions. Heatwaves occur infrequently in Europe and can significantly affect human health, as witnessed in summer 2003.This report reviews current knowledge about the effects of heat-waves, including the physiological aspects of heat illness and epidemiological studies on excess mortality, and makes recommendations for preventive action. Measures for reducing heat-related mortality and morbidity include heat health warning systems and appropriate urban planning and housing design. More heat health warnings systems need to be implemented in European countries. This requires good coordination between health and meteorological agencies and the development of appropriate targeted advice and intervention measures. More long-term planning is required to alter urban bioclimates and reduce urban heat islands in summer. Appropriate building design should keep indoor temperatures comfortable without using energy-intensive space cooling. As heat-waves are likely to increase in frequency because of global climate change, the most effective interventions, measures and policies to protect the health of vulnerable Europeans need to be developed and evaluateden
dc.language.isoenen
dc.language.isoruen
dc.language.isokoen
dc.publisherCopenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth and global environmental change ; 2en
dc.subject.meshClimateen
dc.subject.meshInfrared raysen
dc.subject.meshGreenhouse effecten
dc.subject.meshHeat strokeen
dc.subject.meshRisk assessmenten
dc.subject.meshRisk managementen
dc.subject.meshInformation systemsen
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental monitoringen
dc.subject.meshCity planningen
dc.subject.otherEnvironment and Public Healthen
dc.titleHeat-waves : risks and responses / by Christina Koppe ... [‎et al.]‎en
dc.subject.meshqualifierprevention and controlen


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