'Killer weather: exploring the impacts of heat and cold on human health'

Location
NG08 - School of Biosciences – R27 on the Edgbaston Campus map
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Dates
Wednesday 13th May 2015 (13:00-14:00)
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Part of the School Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Glenn McGregor, University of Durham

Host: Professor David Hannah, Dr Lee Chapman

Abstract:
Heat is an emerging public health problem attributable to both climate variability and change. The purpose of this seminar is firstly to describe how extreme heat and cold events impact human health and secondly outline how society might manage the risk of heat related health effects. Topics addressed will include thermo-physiology, how scientists describe or quantify heat stress, the climate mechanisms associated with extreme heat events, the relationship between heat/cold and health, observed impacts of heat on human health and management strategies for reducing heat related impacts of health. The seminar should be of interest to all interested in the interaction between climate and society.