The evidence that heat waves can result in both increased deaths and illness is substantial, and concern over this issue is rising because of climate change. Adverse health impacts from heat waves can be avoided, and epidemiologic studies have identified specific population and community characteristics that mark vulnerability to heat waves.
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- Digital object identifier: https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0900683
- Corresponding Author: Colleen E. Reid University of California at Berkeley email@example.com, opens in a new window
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Reid, C. E., O’Neill, M. S., Gronlund, C. J., Brines, S. J., Brown, D. G., Diez-Roux, A. V., & Schwartz, J. (2009). Mapping community determinants of heat vulnerability. Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(11), 1730–1736. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0900683