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For Asia's migrant workers, extreme heat is 'a matter of life and death'

Migrant workers at a building site in Singapore. (Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
CNN Online
02 Aug 2022
Migrant Workers

Scientists say increasing access to cooling technology for vulnerable people should be "immediate priorities" for governments around the world. "Air conditioned public spaces are go-to places during extreme heat," said SMU Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society Winston Chow. "Restricting access to cool spaces for vulnerable people like the elderly, disabled and migrant workers who spend a disproportionate amount of time outdoors working, would be the worst thing to do when heat waves are happening," he added.