ABSTRACT

Mapping the Vulnerability of Human Health to Extreme Heat in the United States   [open pdf - 8MB]

"Spatial analyses of vulnerable locations and populations - such as people in urban areas susceptible to heat waves - have led to the utilization of maps to depict the vulnerability of populations to weather extremes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is exploring challenges associated with mapping the vulnerability of human health to hazards associated with extreme heat, especially the lack of agreement regarding methodologies and analytic approaches that have, at times, been based on convenience or familiarity as opposed to efficacy or comparability [...] This report was designed to inform state and local health departments, community planners, emergency preparedness professionals, and other stakeholders, as they prepare maps that convey useful knowledge on exposure to extreme heat while helping to identify and implement effective adaptation strategies."

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2018-08
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Public Domain
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United States Environmental Protection Agency: https://cfpub.epa.gov/
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