• Area Covid-19
  • deplazio
    The Department of Epidemiology of the Lazio Regional Health Service (DEP)
    is based in Rome and has over 30 years of experience
  • ambientale-valutativo

    The staff of the DEP has specific expertise in epidemiological methods
  • rischi ambientali
    Provide decision makers with the best epidemiological evidence
    to plan interventions to reduce health risks
  • esiti
    Outcome evaluation of health care
  • cure sanitarie
    Provide evidence to improve the quality
    and effectiveness of health care
  • inquinamento
    Assess the risks associated with
    short and long term exposure to air pollutants
  • cambiamenti climatici
    Assessing the health impact of climate change and extreme events

Registro Regionale Dialisi e Trapianti Lazio (RRDTL)

Health effects of extreme weather events PDF Print E-mail

DEP has been involved in several European and National projects on the health effects of extreme weather events and has recently coordinated the European co-funded project PHASE (Public Health Adaptation Strategies to Extreme weather events).

Projects and research have focused on the short-term effects of heat and heat waves on mortality and how these may have changed over time, in response to climate change, and to the introduction of heat Plans. Another key aspect is the identification of subgroups of the population most susceptible to heat, such as the elderly, subjects with chronic conditions and pregnant women.

Cold spells have also been studied.




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