World Health Organization - How hot weather affects health

  • 11 July 2013 |
WHO/Europe Warn Extreme Heat on Health Impact Heat can trigger exhaustion, confusion and even heart attacks, as well as worsen existing conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The most vulnerable groups include elderly people, infants and children, people with lower socioeconomic status or chronic diseases, those taking certain medications…

 

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ENOC’s ‘Heat Stress Awareness Campaign’ led by Dubai Health Authority

  • 11 July 2013 |
Dubai Health Authority Launched Heat Stress Awareness Campaign with ENOC More than 200 staff members of Cylingas, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), attended a 'Heat Stress Awareness Campaign' organised by ENOC's Occupational Health Clinic and led by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Public Health & Safety Department…

 

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Heat Stroke Cases Spike in Japan as Summer Kicks Off

  • 10 July 2013 |
Heat Stroke Cases in Japan Spiking High Since 2008 Wall Street Journal - 8 July 2013. An NHK tally of people rushed to the hospital for symptoms of heat stroke hit about 900 people nationwide on Sunday alone, when the Japan Meteorological Agency recorded over 20 areas in Japan that…

 

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Midday break awareness campaign launched in Abu Dhabi

  • 06 July 2013 |
UAE Launched Midday Break for Workers Working in the Sun Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Labour is conducting an educational programme to raise the awareness of employers and workers about the "dos and don'ts" with regard to the three-month-long mandatory midday break for those working in the sun during the…

 

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Weather extremes worsening - United Nations

  • 04 July 2013 |
Heat waves links to global warming Reuters Oslo – The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Every year of the decade…

 

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