Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

InTech

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences / Occupational Health Research Group

RAS ID

14302

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Mate, J. , & Oosthuizen, J. D. (2012). Global warming and heat stress among Western Australian mine, oil and gas workers. In J Oosthuizen (Eds.). Environmental Health - Emerging Issues and Practice (pp. 289-305). InTech. Original book chapter available here

Abstract

The earth is currently experiencing a change in its climate which in some areas is resulting in warmer ambient temperatures. Globally the frequency and severity of heat waves have increased over the last few decades leading to an associated increase in the burden of morbidity and mortality associated with heat waves. Global temperatures are predicted to rise even further in the foreseeable future....

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