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Assessing the Health Impacts of Urban Heat Island Reduction Strategies

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Dr. Laurence S Kalkstein, Dr. David Sailor, Kurt Shickman, Dr. Scott Sheridan, Dr. Jenni Vanos
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This report outlines the problem of extreme heat in the Washington D.C. area. It includes a policy review, a health review and a projection of the positive effects effective policies might have. The authors offer recommendations for further actions to reduce the heat island effect in the D.C. area.