public health adaptation strategies
  to extreme weather events

  • Heat waves
    Heat waves
  • Floods
    Floods
  • Wildfires
    Wildfires
  • Cold spells
    Cold spells
  • Synergies with air pollution
    Synergies with air pollution
  • Susceptible subgroups
    Susceptible subgroups

Heat waves

Heat WavesHeat waves have a significant impact on several health outcomes.

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Floods

FloodsPopulations living along river basins are likely to be affected by increased flood hazard.

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Wildfires

WildfiresWildfires are a health threat especially for respiratory morbidity due to smoke and emissions.

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Cold spells

Cold SpellsLow temperatures,  ice and snow have important effects on health throughout Europe.

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Synergies with air pollution

Sinergies with air pollutionThe synergistic effect of heat and air pollution has adverse health effects which to date are not well known.

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Susceptible subgroups

Subsceptible SubgroupsSubgroups of the population have been identified as being at greater risk to extreme weather events.

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PHASE project overview

The PHASE project will improve knowldege on the health effects of extreme weather events and aims to provide Public Health sector with a framework of tools to improve preparedness and response measures.


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