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Heatwaves are still hitting the US - here's how you can stay safe

A mid-June heatwave has pushed temperatures in some parts of America to above 38 degrees Celsius. Image: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

JohnEric W. Smith

Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, Mississippi State University

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this chart shows the likelihood of heat disorders with prolonged exposure or strenuous activity
ThNational Weather Service’s Heat Index shows the risk of activity based on heat plus humidity. Image: NOAA

this infographic explains how to protect workers from heat stress
Outdoor workers should build up to a full day in the heat to allow their bodies to acclimatize to it. Image: CDC

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