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Medical News & Perspectives
September 8, 2021

Why Farmworkers Need More Than New Laws for Protection From Heat-Related Illness

JAMA. 2021;326(12):1135-1137. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15454

As a series of record-breaking heat waves with temperatures as high as 117 °F rocked Oregon this past summer, the state enacted an emergency rule to protect agricultural and other workers from the extreme heat.

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