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Termómetro com temperatura alta e uma cidade ao fundo.
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15 July 2022

Why are heatwaves dangerous and how does extreme heat affect the body?

Extreme heat brings serious health risks, especially for people who are elderly or have pre-existing conditions. Here’s what you need to know:

Because of climate change, heatwaves are getting more frequent, more intense and are lasting longer than ever before, with deadly consequences. About 356,000 deaths in 2019 could be linked to extreme heat, according to one model. Here we explain how heat affects the body and how to stay safe.

Read all here.