It is no surprise that Florida is hot. But less recognized is that the heat is harming Floridians — and it is rapidly growing worse. Outdoor workers are one of the most vulnerable populations. They routinely work in dangerous heat, and their health suffers severely as a result.
This report from 2018 by Public Citizen and the Farmworker Association of Florida combines survey data about work practices, with biological data to measure dehydration and examine blood chemistry results and physiologic biomonitoring. Study locations were in Central and South Florida and included the towns of Pierson, Apopka, Fellsmere, Immokalee, and Homestead. Click below to read the full report.