Health Risks Assessment of Habitants in Extreme Continental Climate
Periods of extremely cold weather which leads to a considerable health risk especially for vulnerable groups of people are quite common nowaday not only in Siberia but in the European Region. Health and social services register the growth of a number of seeking medical advice caused by the various health effects associated with extreme cold conditions. The increasing mortality mainly among the elderly, suffering from chronic diseases of the cardiovascular or respiratory systems, is associated with the effect of abnormal temperatures [1-2]. The climate of Krasnoyarsk territory can be described as highly continental influenced climate with hot summer (with temperature to +36 ºС) and cold winter (with temperature to –43 ºС) . An analysis of the effect of cold waves and temperature contrasts in a short time on the population health is relevant due to the existing climatic features.
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