master's thesis
Heat wave impact on human health

Andrea Gurović (2016)
Sveučilište u Zagrebu
Medicinski fakultet
KATEDRA ZA ZDRAVSTVENU EKOLOGIJU, MEDICINU RADA I SPORTA
Metadata
TitleUtjecaj toplinskih valova na zdravlje populacije
AuthorAndrea Gurović
Mentor(s)Jagoda Doko Jelinić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Sva zbivanja u atmosferi i svi čimbenici koji uzrokuju klimatske promjene mogu imati posredan i neposredan utjecaj na ljudsko zdravlje. Posljedice klimatskih promjena osjećaju se u svim dijelovima svijeta i očekuje se da će u narednim desetljećima ti učinci biti još intenzivniji. Od svih ekstremnih meteoroloških događaja toplinski valovi najviše se povezuju s morbiditetom populacije, ali i visokom stopom mortaliteta, te predstavljaju važan i globalni javno-zdravstveni problem. Toplinski valovi predstavljaju dugotrajnije razdoblje i produženi period izrazito toplog vremena i visokih temperatura, udruženi s visokim postotkom vlage u zraku. Te toplinske ekstremne događaje karakteriziraju povišene temperature, više i od 38°C kroz nekoliko dana, te ustajala i topla zračna masa s toplim noćima iznad uobičajenog prosjeka. Utjecaj toplinskih valova na zdravlje ljudi može biti neposredan i posredan. Neposredan utjecaj vremena očituje se kod meteorotropnih bolesti kao što su vaskularne bolesti, astma, reuma ili rak kože. Posredan učinak vrijeme može imati na čovjeka pri prijenosu zaraznih bolesti, utjecajem na proizvodnju hrane, dostupnost pitke vode i infrastruktru. Toplinski valovi u zadnjem desetljeću uzrokom su povećane smrtnosti posebice među vulnerabilnim skupinama. Stoga se poduzimaju preventivne mjere kako bi se ublažile moguće negativne posljedice po zdravlje kao i potrebu brzog djelovanja.
Keywordsclimatic change heat waves health impact preventive measures
Parallel title (English)Heat wave impact on human health
Committee MembersJadranka Mustajbegović (committee chairperson)
Milan Milošević (committee member)
Jagoda Doko Jelinić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zagrebu
Medicinski fakultet
Lower level organizational unitsKATEDRA ZA ZDRAVSTVENU EKOLOGIJU, MEDICINU RADA I SPORTA
PlaceZagreb
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Public Health and Health Care
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeStudies in Nursing
Academic title abbreviationmag. med. techn.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-12
Parallel abstract (English)
All that happens in the atmosphere and all the factors causing climatic change can have a direct and indirect impact on the human health. The consequences of climatic change can be felt in all the parts of the world and it is expected that these effects will intensify in the coming decades. Out of all the extreme meteorological events, the heat waves are the ones most connected with the population morbidity and also high mortality rate; they represent an important and global public health problem. The heat waves represent extended periods of extremely hot weather and high temperatures, associated with high humidity. These extreme heat events are characterised by elevated temperatures of above 38°C for several days, a stale and hot air mass and above average warm nights. The impact of heat waves on the human health can be direct and indirect. The direct impact of the weather manifests itself in meteorotropic diseases such as vascular diseases, asthma, rheumatism or skin cancer. The indirect effect of the weather on humans manifests itself in the transfer of contagious diseases, impact on food production, availability of potable water and on the infrastructure. In the past decade, the heat waves have caused increased mortality, especially in vulnerable groups. Therefore, preventive and fast-acting measures have been undertaken in order to mitigate any possible negative consequences for human health.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)klimatske promjene toplinski valovi učinci na zdravlje preventivne mjere
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:105:703114
CommitterLovela Machala Poplašen