The cold is more dangerous than heat 17 times – scientists

Experts from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine argue: from the cold dying 17 times more people than heat. Low temperature causes frostbite and damage to the organs, resulting in death.

Another interesting fact: basically kills not the cold, and moderately low temperature. Heat is often the cause of sunstroke, but the mortality rate remains relatively low.

Within the framework of the study, the researchers conducted an analysis of mortality 73 million people from 13 countries. Extreme jumps in temperature is 0.86% of the mortality associated with weather conditions. From low temperature die 7.23 percent%, from the hot weather – 6,55%. The remaining share of natural disasters and other acts of nature.

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