Whether Increases in Ambulance Transports is Stratified by Heat Stroke in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan in 2011?
Nobuyuki Miyatake, Noriko Sakano, Shoko Murakami, Tomohiro Hirao
DOI: 10.4236/jep.2011.28118   PDF    HTML     4,373 Downloads   6,825 Views  


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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