Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Heat Waves: Heat Stress Can Be Deadly

He Tension For him Heat can be fatal, so experts warn that temperature measurement should be added to thermal sensation and the humidity of the area, as a combination of these causes a person cannot control it body temperature,

stress for heat Heat It occurs when a person gains and stores a load of heat in their body due to environmental conditions, the clothing they wear, and/or physical activity.

Along with this, it suffers from a physiological overload, as the body’s mechanisms react to lose heat (sweating and decomposition of the body), but if the core body temperature exceeds 38 degrees, various health damages will occur.

A study published in the Nature journal npj Climate & Atmospheric Science warns that relying on thermometers alone to inform citizens about the health risks of a heat wave is insufficient.

For example, the high humidity and absence of air in the environment can make a temperature of 37 degrees more harmful to health than the same temperature in a dry environment, making it difficult for the human body to cool down.

Furthermore, the study suggests that workers are most at risk given the interaction of environmental conditions, physical activity, and the clothing they wear.

There have been two in the country in 2023 heat waves And two more are expected. The last wave particularly affected Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, where the thermometer marked 43 degrees with a sweltering sensation of 50 degrees.

Figures from the Federal Ministry of Health indicate that as of April 19, one person has died in Veracruz and 98 more have damaged their health due to high temperatures.

Graciela Raag, a researcher at UNAM’s Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change, warned that increasingly extreme and longer-lasting heat waves would be recorded.

He stressed that if adequate prevention measures are not taken, high temperatures can be fatal, especially in the most vulnerable populations.

The group most likely to be affected by extreme heat in 2023 is aged 25 to 44.

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