Worked to Death in Qatar

Hundreds of migrant construction workers are dying of heat stress in Qatar each year, underscoring another health risk of rising temperatures.
Many of the workers died toiling in blazing temperatures—up to 45 degrees C (113F)—as the country prepares to host the FIFA World Cup.

Qatari authorities attribute most of the deaths to “natural” or cardiovascular causes—but research published in Cardiology Journal comparing deaths in warmer and cooler month pointed to heatstroke.

“Young men have a very low incidence of heart attacks yet hundreds of them are dying every year in Qatar attributed to cardiovascular causes,” says Dan Atar of Oslo University Hospital, a co-author.

The Guardian

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