Experts: the heat kills the elderly

Heat waves lead to increased mortality on the planet. And this is the explanation.

During a heat wave increases the risk of fires, claiming the lives of people in two ways. Units fall directly to hell. Most people suffer from air pollution from smoke. Just think about the heat and fires in summer 2010 in the Moscow region.

Scientists suggest, from year to year (high temperatures and air pollution will only increase their importance in the structure of human mortality. Now we can talk about the increase in cancer incidence in regions where in summer the temperature rarely falls below 30 degrees Celsius.

Most of the heat for the elderly. The old body has a weak cardiovascular system and a high temperature creates an additional burden on the heart. As a result, many people do not stand up and are taken to hospital with a stroke and heart attack.

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