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Finland: Last summer's heat wave increased the mortality of seniors

27 Mar 2019, Finland - gov

According to new data, Finland's extended heat wave of last summer caused around 380 premature deaths among seniors, with daily mortality growing by an average of 14 percent during the heat wave. Given that heat waves and health hazards will likely increase due to climate change and the ageing population, inpatient facilities and households are advised to prepare.


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