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Unworkable: Dangerous heat puts Florida workers at risk

Source(s):  Farmworker Association of Florida
Public Citizen

This report discusses the problem of heat stress and the impact of extreme heat on outdoor workers in Florida, US. The report shows that workers often work in dangerous heat conditions a high proportion of the time and their health is suffering as a result.

Due to greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures have been rising rapidly in recent decades. One important and often overlooked effect of rising global temperatures is that heat-related injuries and illnesses are increasing as well. Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the U.S. government has been working aggressively to intensify rather than mitigate the problem of heat stress by accelerating the burning of fossil fuels. It is therefore critical that other jurisdictions both work to mitigate climate change and begin protecting the populations that are most vulnerable to its harms.

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  • Unworkable: Dangerous heat puts Florida workers at risk
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Arkush, David; Mac, Valerie; Hodgson Woodruff, Neil; Economos, Jeannie; Devine, Shanna
  • Number of pages 25 p.

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