Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project, we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat islands, green space, building characteristics, public health interventions and socio-demographic factors modify heat-related mortality risk is important for developing effective climate change adaption measures. 

(1) Modelling daily air temperature at a fine spatial resolution dealing with challenging meteorological phenomena and topography in Switzerland. International Journal of Climatology. 2022:1-16. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.7597

(2) MeteoSchweiz «Hitzewarnungen»: https://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/home/wetter/wetterbegriffe/hitze/hitzewarnungen.html

(3) Heat-related cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Switzerland: a clinical perspective. Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w30013 https://smw.ch/article/doi/SMW.2021.w30013

(4) ResCool: Klimaanpassung von Neu-, Um- und bestehenden Wohnbauten – effiziente Kühlkonzepte. https://www.aramis.admin.ch/Texte/?ProjectID=44741

(5) Hitze-Massnahmen-Toolbox 2021. Ein Massnahmenkatalog für den Schutz der menschlichen Gesundheit vor Hitze. Erstellt vom Schweizerischen Tropen- und Public Health-Institut (Swiss TPH) im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Gesundheit (BAG). https://www.nccs.admin.ch/dam/nccs/de/dokumente/website/sektoren/gesundheit/hitze-massnahmen-toolbox-2021.pdf.download.pdf/Hitze-Massnahmen-Toolbox%202021.pdf

 

 

Flückiger B, Kloog I, Ragettli M.S, Eeftens M.Röösli M, de Hoogh K. Modelling daily air temperature at a fine spatial resolution dealing with challenging meteorological phenomena and topography in Switzerland. Int J Climatol. 2022(in press). DOI: 10.1002/joc.7597

Schulte F, Röösli M, Ragettli M.S. Heat-related cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Switzerland: a clinical perspective. Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w30013. DOI: 10.4414/SMW.2021.w30013

Ragettli M.S, Röösli M. Hitze-Massnahmen-Toolbox 2021. Ein Massnahmenkatalog für den Schutz der menschlichen Gesundheit vor Hitze.. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institut. Im Auftrag des BAG, 2021

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