What are the health risks of working in hot weather?

Health 18:00 30.04.2024

As temperatures soar globally, millions of workers, from tourist guides to farmers, are compelled to toil under the scorching sun, raising concerns about their health and well-being.

In a recent report referencing Euronews, Ednews highlights the physiological impacts and health threats faced by individuals laboring outdoors in extreme heat conditions. This month, Climate Now delves into Greece, where scientists are actively researching the dangers posed by soaring temperatures in the workplace.

According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, March 2024 marked the hottest March on record worldwide, with temperatures surpassing the 1991-2020 average by 0.7 degrees and exceeding the European average by 2.2 degrees. This unprecedented warmth extended across regions, with Germany and the Netherlands experiencing their highest March temperatures on record.

However, the eastern United States and Canada also witnessed above-average warming, while parts of California encountered unexpected cold snaps and heavy snowfall. Notably, global sea surface temperatures in non-polar regions persist at record levels, further exacerbating concerns surrounding climate-related challenges.

As the world grapples with the ramifications of climate change, heightened attention is directed towards safeguarding the health and safety of outdoor workers amidst escalating heatwaves. Stay tuned for further updates on this pressing issue.

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