Clear and present danger: extreme heat is a growing health issue, studies find

Deaths, hospitalisations and mental health issues rise, while productivity wanes in the face of climate change

05 September 2021 - 18:37 By Joel Leon

More than 356,000 people died in 2019 as a result of extreme heat and that number is likely to grow, according to a study published in The Lancet last week.  

The Global Burden of Disease review, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, found while cold temperatures still cause a greater number of deaths, mortality rates attributable to heat are growing faster, particularly in hotter regions of the world.  ..

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