Whether Increases in Ambulance Transports is Stratified by Heat Stroke in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan in 2011?

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DOI: 10.4236/jep.2011.28118   PDF   HTML     4,115 Downloads   6,326 Views  

Abstract

We investigated the link between heat stroke and high air temperature from July to September in 2010 in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Daily data of ambulance transports stratified by heat stroke and the highest air temperature were obtained. Heat stroke was significantly correlated with the highest temperature. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and following tsunami on March 11, 2011, destroyed many cities in the northwestern part of Japan. Taken together, heat stroke may dramatically increase in Fukushima prefecture, Japan in 2011.

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N. Miyatake, N. Sakano, S. Murakami and T. Hirao, "Whether Increases in Ambulance Transports is Stratified by Heat Stroke in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan in 2011?," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 1032-1033. doi: 10.4236/jep.2011.28118.

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