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Perspectives on Heat Index and Climate Change on Thermal Comfort and Human Health


Muhammed Gambo Abdullahi, Mohd Zin Bin Kandar, Lim Yaik Wah, Allan Joseph Usman
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The overdependence on fossil fuels has resulted in significant socio-economic and environmental challenges such as global warming and climate change. The associated greenhouse gas (GHG) and pollutant emissions have raised global temperatures by 2°C above pre-industrial levels worsening climate change. Similarly, lack of adaptive mitigative strategies could possibly result in disastrous effects on human health, safety, and the environment. However, this will require studies on the effects of rising temperatures, heat indexes and its effects on human health, safety and thermal comfort against the backdrop of rising global temperatures. Therefore, this paper seeks to examine and highlight the role of heat index on the thermal comfort health and safety of building occupants. It also presents perspectives on the potential health related disorders such as heat strokes, cramps, rashes arising from rising global temperatures, global warming and climate change. The findings showed setting up Low Carbon Materials (LCM), Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and Sustainable Design Practises (SDP) could potential aid climate mitigation. In addition, the outlined strategies will improve, preserve and protect human health, safety and the thermal comfort of building occupants against the adverse effects of rising global temperatures and climate change.

Muhammed Gambo Abdullahi, Mohd Zin Bin Kandar, Lim Yaik Wah, Allan Joseph Usman

Heat Index, Thermal Comfort, Human health, Shady Conditions, Environment.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-07-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
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07-14 IJSRSET1623252   Technoscience Academy

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Muhammed Gambo Abdullahi, Mohd Zin Bin Kandar, Lim Yaik Wah, Allan Joseph Usman, "Perspectives on Heat Index and Climate Change on Thermal Comfort and Human Health", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.07-14, July-August-2016.
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