In the Bay Area, Deadly Heat Waves Are For Real

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Federal scientists says 2015 was hottest year on record.  (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

It’s cold in the Bay Area now. But in 2017, two heat waves killed 14 people in the Bay Area. KQED reporting has found that most of those people who died started getting sick from the heat while inside some place, instead of outside in the sun. State regulators are now in the process of coming up with rules to regulate how hot workplaces can be in order to protect people from heat-related illnesses and deaths.

Guest: Molly Peterson, reporter for KQED Science

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