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Electric fans ano-blow during dog days.

ELECTRIC FANS A NO-BLOW DURING DOG DAYS

CDC officials report that electric fans are now considered ineffective equipment for cooling when temperatures soar into the high 90s and may actually increase the risk of heatstroke. Persons without home air conditioners, particularly the elderly, are urged to find an air-conditioned environment rather than rely on fans next summer.

Although summer has passed and most of us have begun to think about heating our homes rather than cooling them, the CDC report provides sufficient warning that preparations for the next heat wave are essential.
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Title Annotation:ineffective when temperature reaches upper 90s
Publication:Medical Update
Date:Oct 1, 1989
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