UC Irvine-led interdisciplinary team delves into a heated debate about humidity

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 17:33 in Health & Medicine

As climate change increases the severity, frequency and duration of heat waves around the world, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are sounding an alarm about what they consider to be an added threat to human health: humidity. Heat extremes increase the risk of illness and death, with the worst outcomes among people who are older, have chronic diseases, live in hot climates and are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

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