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How hotter temperatures lead to less productive work days

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A construction worker stands in a ditch and holds a pipe while the sun beats down. There is a backhoe excavation machine in the background.

The threshold where heat starts to really affect how well people can focus and work is roughly 90 degrees, says Amir Jina at the University of Chicago. Mark Makela/Getty Images

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