Shanghai's worst heat wave in 145 years kills 4

Shanghai city

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During the summer in many parts of the world the mercury in thermometers rises to very high values, but when the heat is combined with the high levels of pollution, the thermal sensation can be several degrees higher.

In Shanghai (China), they are experiencing the worst heat wave in 145 years. With a maximum temperature of 40ºC, high humidity and pollution, the body has a sensation of 9ºC. It has been so devastating that 4 people have lost their lives.

El Tuesday The city issued the third red alert of the year for high temperatures, because the thermometer reached 40,9ºC, thus becoming the fourth hottest day since records began to be recorded, 145 years ago. The intense heat has caused human losses, according to the local newspaper Shanghai Daily.

At the moment, it is known that four people have died, while dozens of them, the elderly who were on the street, in their homes without air conditioning systems, or working while exposed to the sun, are hospitalized for heat stroke or other pathologies.


And it is that being in full sun without any protection during the summer, and more specifically, during a heat wave, It can make us lose consciousness, and we could even suffer heart or respiratory failure, pulmonary or brain edema, and even organ failure.

To avoid problems, it is very important to take a series of measures, which are:

  • Avoid exposing yourself to direct sun in hottest seasons.
  • Protect yourself from the sun's rays by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Drink lots of water, even if we are not thirsty.

But in addition, we must stop global warming if we don't want more people to die as a result of high temperatures.

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