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Extreme Heat: Health Information Guide

Overview 

  • Extreme Heat 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Heat Stress
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Extreme Heat
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Protecting health from climate change
    World Health Organization
 

Information by Topic Area

The searches below find resources from two National Library of Medicine databases:

  • Disaster Lit®: links to disaster medicine and public health documents for a professional audience, available on the internet at no cost. Includes expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and more.
  • PubMed: more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Click on the searches below, or go directly to the databases and develop your own searches.

General Health-Related Information

Worker and Responder Safety

Preparedness and Response

Extreme Heat Events and Disease

Climate Change

Coping

Multilingual Resources

 

Resources for the General Public

MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine has health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters. MedlinePlus resources are also available in Spanish

 

Related Resources

Climate Change and Human Health

Specialized Information Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine