Japan Heat Stress Monitor Market its Future Outlook and Trends

Posted by Devanshu Shrivastava on December 21st, 2021

In the last 100 years, the average annual temperature of Japan has risen by a whole degree (Celsius), says the World Wildlife Fund. Moreover, the number of hot days, when the maximum temperature is more than 35 °C, is higher now than before, while the cold has become less extreme. Even the instances and duration of snowfall and the extent of ice in the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk are reducing. 

With such rampant global warming, the Japanese population is suffering more than ever because it is simply not used to such hot conditions. Moreover, by 2050, the annual mean temperature in the country is set to rise by 3 °C and, further, by 5 °C by 2080. According to P&S Intelligence, due to such climate change, the Japanese heat stress monitor market, which valued 1.98 million dollar in 2020, is expected to reach 3.96 million dollar by 2030, at a 7.05% CAGR between 2021 and 2030. 
This is because the changing weather conditions are leading to the rising number of heat stroke cases, which are often so severe that they require immediate transportation to the emergency room. Another among the MHLW’s recommendations is taking someone who is so incapacitated due to heat stress that they are unable to even drink water without assistance immediately to a medical care facility.
In this regard, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan has mandated the measuring of the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) at workplaces and taking of appropriate actions if it exceeds the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) threshold limit values (TLVs) and those defined by ISO 7243. Due to this factor, the demand for wet-bulb heat stress monitors is more compared to dry-bulb variants.

As a result of these recommendations, heat stress monitors are being increasingly used in the manufacturing, mining and oil & gas, athletics & sports, military, recreational, warehouse, and foundry sectors. Currently, the highest demand for such devices is in manufacturing plants, where the temperature and humidity can be quite high for long periods.

Additionally, the usage of such devices is extremely high in the country’s athletics & sports sector, especially with the ongoing 2020 Olympics. As a result, Kanto is the most-productive region in the Japanese heat stress monitor market presently. The region is home to Tokyo, the 2020 Olympics host city, and almost a third of the country’s population. Additionally, Kanto is Japan’s industrial and financial heart, which creates a huge requirement for devices that can help gauge people’s vulnerability to heat illness in factories and other workplaces.

Thus, with the Japanese sun becoming hotter every year, the need for such devices is only going to increase.

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