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Heat Wave Warning: Hot Asphalt Can Burn Your Skin

The western U.S. is dealing with a major heat wave right now, and doctors are warning people about risks they might not be aware of.

Take hot asphalt, for example – Asphalt can get as hot as 180 degrees Fahrenheit in direct sunlight – enough to cause a third-degree burn.

Sidewalks and metal objects like door handles or seat belt buckles can also get hot enough to cause damage.

Even those of you cooling off in the pool should be careful of the hot concrete surrounding it – be sure to wear flip-flops.

 


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