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➔ Extreme heat is dangerous, entails high risks for the elderly, sufferers of chronic cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and may increase skin cancer rates

➔ Shorter and less harsh winters alleviate dangers for the same risk groups and reduce the incidence of flu-like illnesses

➔ Some developed countries are estimated to experience modest health gains, as winters become less severe
on average

➔ Effective responses to heat and cold illnesses benefit from a restricted high-risk group, concentrated on the elderly and chronic disease sufferers, while skin cancer risk is more diffuse in the population