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Hot Spots Project: A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations to extreme heat events

Author: Department of Health
Date: 4th January 2012
Size: 72 pages (1.46MB)

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Summary

Recent extreme heat waves have caused serious health and social problems in Europe, and the USA particularly in urban areas. These events will continue to pose additional challenges to health risk management, response systems and to the reliability of the power supply and other infrastructure


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Healthy Environments Team,
Enviromental Health,
Chief Health Officer and Health Protection,
Wellbeing, Integrated Care and Ageing,
Department of Health
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Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
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