Last year’s record-breaking power outages are a red flag for public health

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July 21, 2022 - 11:38am

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EIA estimates households in 2020 spent an average of eight hours without power. Power outages affect health in the summer potentially leading to heat-related illness, cold can affect the individual differently. Medical vulnerabilities, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic vulnerabilities make households at risk of serious health consequences extremely vulnerable to outages. 

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Wetsman, N. (2021, Nov 15). "Last year’s record-breaking power outages are a red flag for public health." The Vergehttps://www.theverge.com/2021/11/15/22782892/power-outage-health-record-...

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Anonymous, "Last year’s record-breaking power outages are a red flag for public health", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 July 2022, accessed 2 March 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/last-year’s-record-breaking-power-outages-are-red-flag-public-health