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Sciline Media Briefing: High Heat and Health
Extreme heat events that were once rare are now becoming more common because of climate change. SciLine’s next media briefing will focus on the physical and mental health effects of experiencing extreme heat for different demographic groups, including children and vulnerable adults such as the elderly and outdoor workers.
The panelists will discuss trends in deaths, hospitalizations, and other heat-related health outcomes, as well as disparities in these areas and steps communities can take to keep vulnerable people safe. Two scientists will brief reporters and then take questions, on the record.
WHAT: SciLine Media Briefing, High Heat and Health, with opportunity for Q&A
WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
- Dr. Perry Sheffield, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Dr. Amruta Nori-Sarma, Boston University School of Public Health
- SciLine Deputy Director Dr. Meredith Drosback will moderate the briefing.