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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2397-2401

Effect of Heat Stress on Farm Workers – A Review
Surabhi Singh1, Santosh Ahlawat2 and Sarita Sanwal3
1FRM, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Gujarat, India
2HECM, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Gujarat, India
3HDFS, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

Farm workers do arduous work continuously under extreme weather condition. Knowledge about farmers experiences regarding heat and climate change is prerequisite and fundamental for policy making strategies implementation to protect them from climate change. Hence, this article reviews this indispensable area of effect of heat stress on farmers. This will present exhaustive reviews and conclusion of the researches with objectives to review the results of various researches on heat stress of farmers and to recommend various practices to be followed for preventing heat stress. WBGT index was used to evaluate heat conditions while various physiological parameters of workers such as CBT, heart rate, blood pressure etc. were also measured to know effect of excessive heat on their health. It was found that high WBGT Index ensued to higher CBT and heart rate while lower blood pressure. Researchers also cited that heat stress affects adversely kidney and hormonal balance of body.

Keywords: Heat Stress, Farm Workers, Temperatures

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Surabhi Singh, Santosh Ahlawat and Sarita Sanwal. 2018. Effect of Heat Stress on Farm Workers – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2397-2401. doi:
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