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AU professor offers advice for staying safe in the summer heat

AUBURN – Looking for ways to stay cool this summer? With temperatures rising, it is not only important to stay cool for comfort’s sake, but also for your safety.

Auburn University professor David Pascoe, who studies human thermoregulation as a distinguished professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology, notes that human bodies are regulated to precisely maintain a core body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of inside or outside temperatures or conditions. A few degrees alteration in body temperature can greatly affect humans and place them at risk.

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