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Here’s how quickly extreme heat can affect your health

David Eisenman, professor-in-residence in FSPH's Department of Community Health Sciences, was quoted in a Healthline article about the public health risks associated with extreme heat events.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dangerous heat waves in the United States and abroad are resulting in record numbers of fatalities.

Experts say these events need to be recognized for what they are: natural disasters.

“With disasters, we think of things like tornadoes and hurricanes and floods and wildfires. They are all very important, but they aren’t the only natural disasters that are out there. We’re not really focusing on the ones that are temperature related,” said Dr. David Eisenman, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, professor of public health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters.

Read more in Healthline