heat stress

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Physiological distress caused by exertion in excessively hot and humid environmental conditions, manifest by flushing, sweating, exhaustion, etc. A high humidex reading is more dangerous to the cardiovascular system than high ambient temperature per se, especially if there is also a high level of smog.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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