Special Issue "Prevention of Adverse Health Outcomes Related to Heat Exposure in Working Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: clean air; safe workplaces; sustainable communities; agricultural health and safety; climate change; environmental health; occupational health; occupational medicine; occupational safety
Heat exposure is associated with an increased risk of occupational heat-related illness and other adverse health outcomes, including traumatic injury and kidney injury. Certain workers who perform heavy physical labor in warm conditions are at disproportionate risk. Factors contributing to the development of adverse health outcomes from heat exposure occur at multiple social–ecological levels, and individual susceptibility, workplace controls, community and housing contexts, policies, and other factors are relevant to prevention. Heat can also interact with toxicants and can co-occur with other exposures such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during wildfire season.
Enhanced resilience to heat is needed given projected increases in the frequency and severity of extreme heat. Promising interventions—and approaches to evaluate these interventions—may use new technology, focus on heat alone or within the context of co-exposures, address prevention at one or multiple social–ecological levels, and/or address disparities that occur when working populations with the most social and economic disadvantage experience disproportionate exposure and lack adequate means to address exposures and health effects.
You are invited to contribute to a unique issue that stimulates further discussion and catalyzes advances in practical, evidence-based, solutions—and methods to evaluate solutions—to prevent adverse health outcomes related to heat exposure for working populations in a changing climate.
Dr. June T. Spector
Manuscript Submission Information
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- heat exposure
- heat stress
- heat-related illness
- occupational health
- climate change
- practical solutions