The Scorching Reality of Heat Stress on Health, Productivity, and Vulnerable Populations

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Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines have been experiencing record-breaking heat. These recent extreme temperatures have led to heat stress-related consequences like agricultural disruptions and power outages. In South Vietnam, whole rice fields dried up. Additionally, schools were suspended in the Philippines after temperatures rose above 42 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, across Thailand, temperatures soared and broke records continuously for 13 months!

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