The Dangers Of Extreme Heat
As summer stretches before us, heat and humidity seem tenacious. Extreme temperatures pose a public health risk, especially for people in cities, in low-income neighborhoods, who lack access to green space or air conditioning.
Professor Sacoby Wilson, director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health laboratory at the University of Maryland explains how concrete and asphalt hold onto heat.
Then, Hopkins emergency-room physician, Dr. Matthew Levy, on staying safe and staying cool.
Check out these links for more information of the health risks of extreme heat:
CDC Tips for Preventing Heat-related Illness
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-related Illness