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What is the risk of heat?

MedExpress Team


Published July 19, 2022 10:55

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There is a record heat wave in Europe. Governments of other countries issue health warnings. What is the risk of extreme heat?

Some are already talking about the heat apocalypse. Extreme heat warnings have been issued in France and the United Kingdom. Fires in Portugal (47 degrees Celsius) and Greece have forced thousands of people (estimated at 30,000) to leave their homes. More than 1,000 deaths have been attributed to heat in recent days in Spain and Portugal.

Heat exhaustion, a state in which there is an increased loss of salt and fluids, can manifest as dizziness, headache, tremors, and increased thirst. Anyone can experience it if they stay...

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