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Web app for mortality attributable to heat in Spain


Heat exposure can have direct effects such as heat stress or dehydration, or indirect effects such as a worsening of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, kidney diseases or electrolyte disorders. Ultimately, heat can lead to death. Projected increases in average temperature and in frequency, intensity and duration of heat-waves are likely to have serious impacts on public health in Europe, particularly for vulnerable groups among which elderly people, urban citizens in socially and economically deprived environments due to the urban heat island effect young children, outdoor workers or people suffering from chronic conditions.

This online application shows daily heat-attributable mortality in summer in Spain, using daily mortality data for Spain from the All-cause Daily Mortality Monitoring System (MoMo) and the average summer temperature (June, July and August) in Spain provided by the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Reference information


Tobías A, Royé D, Íñiguez C, 2023, Heat-attributable mortality in the summer of 2022 in Spain. Epidemiology 34(2):e5-e6. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000001583

Published in Climate-ADAPT Sep 04 2023   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 04 2023

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