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Access to air conditioning saved over 190,000 lives in 2019

In the 2022 report for the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, the authors estimated the number of heat-related deaths averted thanks to air conditioning, especially among high-risk senior and elderly people. 

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, a growing number of people around the world are exposed to the potential harm caused by heat stress. [1] Adaptation through the use of air conditioning is becoming a vital necessity as it can contribute to ...

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