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Table 2 Example brick kiln from Chennai in 2013—seasonal comparative table with data from different work stations

From: Climate change-induced heat risks for migrant populations working at brick kilns in India: a transdisciplinary approach

Work location May January
Temperature (°C) Humidity RH (%) WBGT (°C) Temperature (°C) Humidity RH (%) WBGT (°C)
Brick production from clay 29.3 57 25.9 20.0 88 18.8
Brickmaking area 30.5 33.0 27.8 22.0 79 25.2
Furnace area 1 27.0 28.9 25.8 20.0 88 20.5
Furnace area near chimney 27.0 28.9 26.2 20.5 88 20.7
Furnace area 2 27.0 28.9 26.6 20.0 88 21.0
Furnace area 3 27.5 29.5 26.6 20.0 88 21.4
Furnace area 4 30.5 33.0 28.6 22.0 79 24.9
Working place 1 30.0 48.5 25.6 20.5 88 22.4
Brick loading area 28.0 30.2 26.0 22.0 79 24.7
Average WBGT 26.7
(SD: 1.0)
22.2
(SD: 2.1)