[Climate change and consequences for the elderly]

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Oct 26;171(44):3188-90
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-26-2009
Author
Hendriksen Carsten
Vass Mikkel
Author Affiliation
Afdelingen for Social Medicin, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Københavns Universitet, Postboks 2099, DK-1014 København K, Denmark. ch17@bbh.regionh.dk
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Oct 26;171(44):3188-90
Date
Oct-26-2009
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Climate
Frail Elderly
Greenhouse Effect
Hot Temperature - adverse effects
Humans
Risk factors
World Health
Abstract
Heat waves may cause increased mortality, especially among frail elderly. The consequences of heat waves can be prevented by reducing indoor temperature, increasing intake of water with relevant electrolytes and ongoing assessment of medication and chronic disease. The regional and municipal administrative bodies should create management plans for heat waves and other extreme weather situations.
PubMed ID
19857399 View in PubMed
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