Warmer temperatures linked to increase in U.S. injury deaths, study says


A study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine has found a link between warmer temperatures and injury deaths. It indicates that a temperature increase of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit would cause an increase in injury deaths in the U.S.

According to the study, that would cause roughly 1,600 more injury deaths every year in the U.S. Most of those deaths would be among men, spanning mostly from adolescence to middle age.

The goal of the study was to find out if unusual temperatures have an effect on unintentional and intentional deaths, including accidents, falls, drownings, assaults, and suicides.

The study examined death rates and temperature data from 1980 to 2017.

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