A farmworker’s death from heat exhaustion demonstrates the need to act, and health care’s role

Mourners attend a vigil for Guatemalan-born farmworker Sebastian Francisco Perez, 38, who died during the heat wave a week ago in Marion County while moving field irrigation lines, in St. Paul, Oregon, U.S. July 3, 2021. PCUN, Oregon’s Farmworker Union organized the vigil outside Ernst Nursery & Farms, the company where Perez was employed. (REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic)

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Emma Sirois is Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care national program director.

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