Immigrant farmworkers continue to struggle with extreme heat

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 4:49pm

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The recent heat wave across much of the US has caught many people unprepared.  Still, the  government has not issued heat safety regulations for agricultural workers. Many of them are immigrants and many are undocumented.  Many of them also fear speaking out against employers who don't protect them against the heat. The World's Marco Werman talks to Roxana Chicas. She's a nurse and assistant professor at Emory University School of Nursing in Georgia. She's also studying the impacts of heat on immigrant farmworkers' health.