This heat can be a killer

This is a public safety issue, folks. I linked to Maureen Downey’s blog post about high school athletes in my previous post criticizing early August school schedules, but I’m highlighting it here. (It’s the lead story in’s news alert this morning.)

Maureen writes:

Every high school sports program in the state is probably discussing its summer practice routines now that heat stroke is being cited as a possible reason why two Georgia players died yesterday.

While former high school players contend that they used to practice in the sweltering summer heat, experts counter that temperatures today are higher, air quality is worse and sports are more competitive.

Take the time to look through the comments section. It’s rowdy, as usual.


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