Heidari, L., Winquist, A., Klein, M., et al. (2016). Susceptibility to Heat-Related Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance Emergency Department Visits in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(10): 982.
The researchers studied data on daily temperature and fluid and electrolyte imbalance (FEI) emergency department (ED) visits in Atlanta, GA, between 1993 and 2012. They found that higher ambient temperature was significantly related to FEI ED visits. Analyses indicated higher risks for all populations, but particularly males.