2016NorthCarolinaHeatReport

2016 was a record year for extreme heat in North Carolina.  Emergency department visits increased 43% from 2015 to 2016, resulting in a total 4,847 visits to NC emergency departments for heat-related illness.  A majority of these visits were from males, many of whom work in construction, farming, or landscaping, in addition to those participating in outdoor sports or outdoor exercise.

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