Lawmakers, officials grapple with health impacts of heat waves

From mandated rest breaks for workers to ensuring there’s enough housing, Congress, health officials, and advocates are pushing for solutions to help weather extreme heat.

Salem Fire Department Capt. Matt Brozovich, left, and Falck Northwest ambulance personnel help treat a man experiencing heat exposure at a cooling center during a heat wave, in Salem, Ore., on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)

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