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Heat and health inequity: acting on determinants of health to promote heat justice

Climate change is increasing global temperatures and causing more frequent and severe extreme heat events. The resulting additional disease burden is inequitably distributed. Strategies that reduce inequities in heat exposure and vulnerability to heat-related illness, as well as health protections at multiple levels (from individual to regional), are urgently needed to contain the looming crisis.

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Hess, J. Heat and health inequity: acting on determinants of health to promote heat justice. Nat Rev Nephrol 19, 143–144 (2023).

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