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Electric fans for reducing adverse health impacts in heatwaves.

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BACKGROUND: Heatwaves are hot weather events, which breach regional or national thresholds, that last for several days. They are likely to occur with increasing frequency in some parts of the world. The potential consequences were illustrated in Europe in August 2003 when there were an estimated 30,000 excess deaths due to a heatwave. Electric fans might be used with the intention of reducing the adverse health effects of a heatwave. Fans do not cool the ambient air but can be used to draw in...

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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Pages:
CD009888
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:a4f92b98-440a-4231-963d-c8f5ace8f097
Source identifiers:
351871
Local pid:
pubs:351871

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