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Heat-Related Illnesses Rise with the Temperature

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that summers are getting hotter and extreme heat is increasing every year. The lowest high temperature for July was 75 degrees with daytime temperatures in the 80s in all but two days, according to the National Weather Service.

Citing climate change as the reason, the CDC reports that extreme weather is expected to get worse in the coming decades, posing a risk to public health in the form of heat-related illnesses, which they say is increasing yearly.

According to the CDC, more than 600 Americans die from heat-related illnesses each year and with th...

 

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