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Unprecedented heat waves threatening food production

by Futures Centre, Sep 30
1 minute read

In regard to risk of heat to agricultural workers: an unprecedented heat wave in the United States has resulted in numerous fatalities, overwhelming hospitals to the point of resembling pandemic conditions.

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So what?

Safety agencies, caught off guard, are only in the initial stages of formulating a heat standard for workplaces. It’s estimated that 75% of the world’s current food production could be at extreme risk from heat stress by 2045.



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