Biden-Harris Administration Launches Nationwide Heat and Health Tool to Protect Communities Most Impacted by Extreme Heat

“All across the country, communities are battling to keep people cool, safe and alive in the face of dangerous, record-setting heat, made worse by the climate crisis. Exposure to extreme temperatures can lead to serious illness and death, and the risks for people who are pregnant and those with pre-existing conditions like asthma or diabetes, are even greater,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “With the hottest months ahead of us, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking important steps to protect communities, by giving advance understanding of the dangers before heat waves hit. President Biden promised to provide the tools and resources that communities need to stay safe from the effects of the climate crisis – and he is continuing to deliver.”

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