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Finland: Last summer’s heat wave increased the mortality of older people – prepare for hot weather in time

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare, 27/03/2019

Mortality was examined on a 24-day period in July and August during which temperatures were hot across Finland. The effects were focused on the age group of over 65-year-olds, in which daily mortality grew by on average 14 per cent during the heat wave compared to regular rates.

This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the World Conference on Health and Climate Change.

You can find all the information on the theme “Adapting to heat waves in urban areas” by following the link
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