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Dr. W. Larry Kenney: Heat, humidity, and health

Dr. W. Larry Kenney, from Penn State University, will be available for interviews on Tuesday, June 27, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Tuesday, June 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Because of climate change, summers are not just getting hotter—they are also getting much more humid.

Available expert:

Dr. W. Larry Kenney is a professor of physiology and kinesiology at Penn State University. He can discuss topics including:

  • More frequent and severe heat waves in the United States, caused by climate change;
  • How heat stress affects the body, particularly the cardiovascular system;
  • Why humid heat is particularly dangerous;
  • Why infants and older adults are especially vulnerable;
  • His research on the limits of human tolerance for hot and humid conditions, with implications for the elderly.

Declared interests:

Dr. Kenney’s research is funded by a grant issued by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kenney is a science advisory board member for Nike and for the American Council on Exercise.

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