• Why Extreme Heat Is So Bad for the Human Body

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    Blistering temperatures aren't just uncomfortable. They can quickly escalate to become life-threatening: According to data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers, more than 700 people nationwide died from heat-related causes annually from 2004 to 2018. Some research suggests that the death toll will rise in the coming years as climate change makes extreme heat more common.
    Here's what you need to know about the health risks of extreme heat and how to understand your own risk.
    What happens when the body gets too hot
    Human beings evolved in tropical climates and can...
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