MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer fast approaching, will you be ready to beat the heat? Sweating in public is a concern for nearly half of all Americans1 and where you live could be a factor in the amount that you sweat.
The marketers of Honeywell Fans have teamed up with Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, for a second year to identify "America's Sweatiest Cities." Dr. Myatt, ScD, an environmental health scientist, has pinpointed locations across America where hot and sticky converge to create a significant sweat factor. This year, North Carolina sweeps the top two spots with Charlotte (No. 1) and Raleigh (No. 2) and St. Louis, Mo., taking the No. 3 spot.
"Using updated criteria as well as data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, we looked at a range of environmental factors to pinpoint 'hot spots' across the country," said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD. "The study factored in the average summer temperatures of each city and proximity to large bodies of water. Fitness and recreational sports facilities, as well as sports teams per capita were also considered for the rankings, knowing that more frequent exercise and crowded sporting events lead to a city's overall sweatiness."
So where are the sweatiest places to live? Based on their expert ranking, below is a list of the top ten sweatiest U.S. cities:
1. Charlotte, N.C.
2. Raleigh, N.C.
3. St. Louis, Mo.
4. Austin, Texas
5. Richmond, Va.
6. Miami, Fla.
7. Minneapolis, Minn.
8. Orlando, Fla.
9. Tampa, Fla.
10. Kansas City, Mo.
Whether or not your hometown is considered one of "America's Sweatiest Cities," portable fan innovations, like the Honeywell Turbo® on the Go! Portable Folding Fan is one solution to help people deal with the summer heat. This compact fan is ideal for providing a blast of air. You can fold, pack and take it anywhere, including the office, camping, outdoor events, backyard barbecue, picnics and any type of travel. Powered by batteries or USB, the Turbo® on the Go! provides strong air circulation in a convenient design that folds, hangs by the handle, stands upright and pivots for personalized cooling in a compact size. Unlike other compact portable fans, the Turbo® on the Go! provides a strong airflow that can be felt up to three feet away.
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 National omnibus survey conducted by the marketers of Honeywell Fans and ORC International, May 2015
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