Part 1: Heat

workers on a Florida farm
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

Heat Policies in Florida May Overlook Most Vulnerable

Florida is facing more dangerously hot days. But while the state has gotten good at keeping sports fans, theme-park goers and even cattle cool, policies for vulnerable populations—such as the elderly, outdoor workers and the incarcerated—lag behind.

Heat-Related Illness Rising with Temperatures

Statewide temperatures have been higher than normal for 57 of the past 60 months, and extremely hot days are becoming more frequent. Hospital records reveal the heat is making everyday activities such as sports and outdoor work more dangerous.

Read Next: Part 2 – Pathogens