HeatRisk Forecast Tool Can Aid in Health

A color-coded map of the U.S. provides a seven-day heat forecast that indicates where temperatures may reach levels that could harm health.  It’s a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As part of this effort, the CDC also provides a HeatRisk Dashboard with resources for high-heat days, details on local air quality, and actions to stay safe in these conditions.  Finally, the CDC has a site with clinical guidance for heat health, focused initially on treating children with asthma, pregnant women, and people with cardiovascular disease.

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