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Heat related research papers

Over summer, South Australia experiences periods of extremely hot weather. These extreme heat events, where maximum temperatures are above 40°C over a number of days with little relief during the night, have resulted in some people becoming ill. However, illness from the heat can be prevented.

Researchers at SA Health have been working with The University of Adelaide to investigate how to prevent poor health during extreme heat. The areas of research include:

  • the types of health effects from extreme heat
  • who is at risk and what are the risk factors
  • how climate change is predicted to affect extreme heat events

Reports, summaries of research papers and peer reviewed publications can be accessed from the links below. Topics include:

Health impacts of heatwaves in the Adelaide metropolitan area

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Older people

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Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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Community, climate change and extreme heat

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How heat affects the workplace

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