How to Survive Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is a burgeoning environmental exposure unleashed by our climate crisis. Exposure causes significant morbidity and mortality among vulnerable and often underserved populations, i.e., children and the elderly, pregnant women, outdoor workers, low-income inner-city residents, homeless people, and communities of color. Mental illness is an additional underlying factor that places a sub-set of already vulnerable populations at even higher risk of morbidity and mortality from exposure to extreme heat. More extreme and frequent heat waves are now a periodic regular occurrence.

The resources on this page will help you, your loved ones and those you work with to protect against extreme heat. 

The EaRTH Center thanks Dr. Robin Cooper and our collaborators: Climate Psychiatry Alliance, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Zuckerberg San Francisco Department of Psychiatry for their work on this critical toolkit. Read more about Dr. Cooper's project in a blog post here. The NIEHS also featured this work.

 

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