Journal article

Variation of indoor minimum mortality temperature in different cities: Evidence of local adaptations

Phong K Thai, Christhina Candido, Akwasi Asumadu-Sakyi, Adrian Barnett, Lidia Morawska

Environmental Pollution | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Epidemiological studies on the impact of outdoor temperature to human health have demonstrated the capability of humans to adapt to local climate. However, there is limited information on the association between indoor temperature and human health, despite people spending most of their time indoors. The problem stems from the lack of sufficient indoor temperature measurement in the population. To overcome this obstacle, this paper presents an indirect epidemiological approach to evaluate the impact of high indoor temperature on mortality. The relationships between indoor-outdoor temperatures in different climate zones identified in the literature were combined with the outdoor temperature-mo..

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