Former CDC head: Maine must protect the vulnerable against deadly heat

Posted July 28, 2011, at 4:17 p.m.
Last modified July 28, 2011, at 5:48 p.m.

Dr. Dora Anne Mills, former head of the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns in Thursday’s Portland Press Herald that Mainers, especially the elderly, are at increased risk of illness and death from severe hot weather.

Since many Maine homes, schools and nursing homes do not have air conditioning, Mills says, other steps must be taken to protect residents against extreme heat such as that endured in last week’s heat wave.

Read her comments here.