Continued Rises in Extreme Heat and Implications for Health Disparities

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“Extreme heat can have serious health impacts, including death. According to the Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) for Heat tool developed by the U.S. Census Bureau and Arizona State University, which accounts for factors such as housing quality, transportation exposure, and financial hardship, nearly a quarter of people in the U.S. are socially vulnerable if exposed to extreme heat. Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths, killing more people in the U.S. than any other weather phenomenon”

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