UK 2003 Heatwave

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  • Created on: 14-07-19 11:14
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  • UK heatwave 2003
    • Health risks
      • Heat stroke
        • we can't sweat/ cool our bodies =  our core body temperature may rise. This can lead to headaches, dizziness and even death.
      • Dehydration (lack of precipitation) 
        • this is the loss of water from our bodies. It can cause tiredness and problems with breathing and heart rates.
      • Sunburn
        • damage to the skin which can be painful and may increase the risks of getting skin cancer.
      • 2000 people died 
    • Immediate responses
      • National rail speed restriction
      • Public water supply shortages occurred
        • temporary hose pipe ban.

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