Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat

February 17, 2015 7:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a heat wave strikes, using a fan may help keep you cool, despite some public health guidance to the contrary, new research suggests.

Previously, some public health experts have recommended against the use of electric fans, suggesting that at best, they don't help cool you, and at worst, might make you hotter by blowing hot air on to you. But, the new study found up to a certain temperature and humidity level, fans do help cool yo...

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