Palmer, Keith
December 2007
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Dec2007, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p785
Academic Journal
The article reports on a case-crossover study using daily mortality and weather data related to over 6.5 million deaths in the United States from 1989-2000. Mortality increases were found with both extremes of cold and heat. A homogeneous impact was found with cold, even though cities differed in their climates. Heat effects were largest in cities with mild summers, less air conditioning and a high population density. The study found that the deaths from heat are unlikely to be compensated for by a decline in excess winter mortality.


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