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Published on Jul 19, 2013in Sustainability2.59
Karin Lundgren4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Tord Kjellstrom43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Lund University)
Global climate change increases heat loads in urban areas causing health and productivity risks for millions of people. Inhabitants in tropical and subtropical urban areas are at especial risk due to high population density, already high temperatures, and temperature increases due to climate change. Air conditioning is growing rapidly, especially in South and South-East Asia due to income growth and the need to protect from high heat exposures. Studies have linked increased total hourly electric...
Published on Jun 1, 2013in Nature Climate Change21.72
John P. Dunne41
Estimated H-index: 41
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Ronald J. Stouffer70
Estimated H-index: 70
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Jasmin G. John17
Estimated H-index: 17
Individual labour capacity has reduced to 90% in peak months owing to environmental heat stress over the past few decades. Under the highest climate change scenario considered, model projections indicate a reduction in labour capacity to less than 40% by 2200 in peak months, with most tropical and mid-latitude regions experiencing extreme heat stress.
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Industrial Health1.32
Benjawan Tawatsupa9
Estimated H-index: 9
(ANU: Australian National University),
Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan15
Estimated H-index: 15
(ANU: Australian National University)
+ 3 AuthorsAdrian Sleigh34
Estimated H-index: 34
(ANU: Australian National University)
Global warming will increase heat stress at home and at work. Few studies have addressed the health consequences in tropical low and middle income settings such as Thailand. We report on the associ ...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Industrial Health1.32
Subhashis Sahu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(KGEC: Kalyani Government Engineering College),
Moumita Sett3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KGEC: Kalyani Government Engineering College),
Tord Kjellstrom43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Umeå University)
Excessive workplace heat exposures create well-known risks of heat stroke, and it limits the workers' capacity to sustain physical activity. There is very limited evidence available on how these ef ...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Industrial Health1.32
Bruno Lemke9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology),
Tord Kjellstrom43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Umeå University)
The WBGT heat stress index has been well tested under a variety of climatic conditions and quantitative links have been established between WBGT and the work-rest cycles needed to prevent heat stre ...
Published on Jul 1, 2011in International Journal of Biometeorology2.38
Hitoshi Wakabayashi14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Kyushu University),
Titis Wijayanto7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Kyushu University)
+ 3 AuthorsYutaka Tochihara20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Kyushu University)
This study investigated the differences in heat dissipation response to intense heat stress during exercise in hot and humid environments between tropical and temperate indigenes with matched physical characteristics. Ten Japanese (JP) and ten Malaysian (MY) males participated in this study. Subjects performed exercise for 60 min at 55% peak oxygen uptake in 32°C air with 70% relative humidity, followed by 30 min recovery. The increase in rectal temperature (T re) was smaller in MY during exerci...
Published on May 1, 2011in Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions10.43
Jane E. Yardley14
Estimated H-index: 14
(U of O: University of Ottawa),
Ronald J. Sigal41
Estimated H-index: 41
(U of O: University of Ottawa),
Glen P. Kenny41
Estimated H-index: 41
(U of O: University of Ottawa)
Abstract Extreme heat events frequently have adverse effects on population health. Within every population certain groups and individuals are at a greater risk of heat-related morbidity and mortality than others. While certain physiological characteristics (advanced age, chronic conditions, etc.) are known to increase the risk of illness and/or death during periods of extreme heat, the role of social and community level factors in aggravating or mitigating this risk is poorly understood. This pa...
Published on Mar 1, 2011in International Journal of Biometeorology2.38
Shane K. Maloney31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Cecil F. Forbes1
Estimated H-index: 1
While many factors affecting human health that will alter with climate change are being discussed, there has been no discussion about how a warmer future will affect man’s thermoregulation. Using historical climate data for an Australian city and projections for Australia’s climate in 2070, we address the issue using heat balance modelling for humans engaged in various levels of activity from rest to manual labour. We first validate two heat balance models against empirical data and then use the...
Published on Feb 1, 2011in Energy and Buildings4.50
Hui Shen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Purdue University),
Hongwei Tan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Tongji University),
Athanasios Tzempelikos16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Purdue University)
Abstract This paper presents an experimental study on the impact of reflective coatings on indoor environment and building energy consumption. Three types of coatings were applied on identical buildings and their performance was compared with three sets of experiments in both summer and winter. The first experiment considers the impact of coatings on exterior and interior surface temperatures, indoor air temperatures, globe temperature, thermal stratification and mean radiant temperatures for no...
Published on Jan 1, 2011in Energy and Buildings4.50
Lusi Susanti4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Andalas University),
H. Homma3
Estimated H-index: 3
(TUT: Toyohashi University of Technology),
Hiroshi Matsumoto9
Estimated H-index: 9
(TUT: Toyohashi University of Technology)
Abstract The impact of natural ventilation of a roof cavity on improvement of the thermal environment and reduction of cooling load of a factory building is discussed. A computer program was developed with the logic in a companion paper [1] to observe the effect of cavity ventilation on the operative temperature of the occupied zone in the factory. Comparisons were made between factories with a cavity roof and a single roof in the Japanese climate. Results showed that the cavity roof was superio...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in The Lancet Planetary Health
Andreas D. Flouris31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UTH: University of Thessaly),
Petros C. Dinas6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UTH: University of Thessaly)
+ 4 AuthorsTord Kjellstrom43
Estimated H-index: 43
Summary Background Occupational heat strain (ie, the effect of environmental heat stress on the body) directly threatens workers' ability to live healthy and productive lives. We estimated the effects of occupational heat strain on workers' health and productivity outcomes. Methods Following PRISMA guidelines for this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed and Embase from database inception to Feb 5, 2018, for relevant studies in any labour environment and at any level of occupa...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in International Journal of Biometeorology2.38
Seung-Wook Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Kyoungmi Lee3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Korea Meteorological Administration),
Byunghwan Lim1
Estimated H-index: 1
This study assessed the potential impact of heat stress on labor productivity in South Korea; as such, stress is expected to increase due to climate change. To quantify the future loss of labor productivity, we used the relationship between the wet-bulb globe temperature and work-rest cycles with representative concentration pathways (RCPs) 4.5 and 8.5 as the climate change scenarios. If only climate factors are considered, then future labor productivity is expected to decline in most regions fr...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in International Journal of Biometeorology2.38
Tord Kjellstrom43
Estimated H-index: 43
(ANU: Australian National University),
Chris Freyberg2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsDavid Briggs30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Imperial College London)
Increased environmental heat levels as a result of climate change present a major challenge to the health, wellbeing and sustainability of human communities in already hot parts of this planet. This challenge has many facets from direct clinical health effects of daily heat exposure to indirect effects related to poor air quality, poor access to safe drinking water, poor access to nutritious and safe food and inadequate protection from disease vectors and environmental toxic chemicals. The incre...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Matthias Otto5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology),
Bruno Lemke9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Tord Kjellstrom4
Estimated H-index: 4
Researchers often access weather station data from multiple sources to identify and estimate current and future heat exposures. Many resources are freely available; however, numerous steps are often involved to convert raw data to meaningful values for evaluation, research and publication. Global weather data collected and re-distributed by NOAA, “Surface data, Global Summary of the Day” (GSOD 2012) was chosen as the primary source for the analysis and presentation software described here. No at...