The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a tool that estimates the amount of heat stress experienced by individuals while walking or cycling in hot weather conditions. The tool takes into account temperature, humidity, wind speed, and radiation from the sun. By inputting these variables, users can determine the level of heat stress and take appropriate measures to prevent heat-related illness. WHO recommends several strategies to reduce the risk of heat stress, including scheduling activities during cooler times of the day, wearing appropriate clothing, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking breaks in shaded areas.
Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for Walking and Cycling
Publisher: World Health Organization