July 1, 2019

How rising temperatures impact public health

And what local municipalities can do to reduce hazards.

Temperatures in the triple digits aren't enough to deter everyone from spending excess time outdoors. It came with dire consequences in June 2016 when four people died on a day with a high of 115 degrees. It included three hikers in the Catalina Mountains and a woman out for a walk on Tucson's Loop trail. Back then, Michele Manos served as a consultant for the Pima County Health Department and advised the county on ways it could protect the public from rising temperatures.

She remains an advocate on the issue. With Arizona 360, Manos discussed what steps people and local municipalities can take to keep communities safe in the heat.

Arizona 360
Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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