Facing extended heat waves and less nighttime cooling, we can protect our communities by properly planning our public spaces and emergency response.

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Perspectives from local leaders:

"There are significant health risks from extended heat waves, poor air quality and lack of rain that adversely impact our smog and ozone levels. During heat waves, wildfires and high pollution days, we may see more ER visits and hospital admissions across the county, particularly among individuals with respiratory ailments, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Those with respiratory ailments will need to take more precautions as conditions worsen -- and will need to be aware of current emergency response efforts created for critical periods, not just as health care providers but with a community-wide response."

Michael W. Murphy

President and CEO, Sharp HealthCare

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