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Rebound: Battling heat in masks

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:54:15-04

Temperatures are rising, as per usual, but being in the middle of a pandemic during that heat wave can come with its own set of problems.

Mask usage in the middle of the hot Louisiana summer can be uncomfortable. If you're worried you won't be able to stand the heat inside the mask, there are alternatives.

Face shields are a great alternative, or wearing a mask with a hat that provides shade. Exercising in the shade will also allow for some comfort.

If you're wearing a mask in the heat, make sure to keep several handy.

Dr. David Aronoff with Vanderbilt University Medical Center explains, "It's always good to have some backup masks, so if your mask gets wet or soiled in some way, you can change out to another one."

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