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Extreme Heat Increases Emergency Medical Service Calls for Workers, Study Finds

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Photo of Miriam Calkins.

Findings from a study led by Miriam Calkins show increased risk for heat illness and dehydration on hotter days for the working-aged population.

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Sarah Fish

While temperatures in the Pacific Northwest are generally perceived as moderate, when heat events do occur, the area may be vulnerable. A study by Miriam Calkins, a PhD student in the department, found an increased risk for heat illness and dehydration on hotter days for the working-aged population, between 15 and 64 years old, a surprising finding for an age group generally considered resilient. Read the full story.

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