Extreme heat a ‘silent killer’ in poorest Vancouver areas

Metro News featured a UBC study that showed economically vulnerable areas in Metro Vancouver have the highest death rates during a heat wave compared with the general population.

“Possibly what’s happening is those people are home all day during really hot weather; they’re not getting out to air conditioned environments or shade in the streets,” said co-author Sarah Henderson.

The researchers suggested that this trend could accelerate with climate change.