Sun and Heat Safety
HEALTH RISKS RISE WITH HEAT: Doctors Warn Against Heat Exposure
As the heat and humidity rises, so does the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can be a real health threat, especially for older people and young children.
How can you avoid heat-related illnesses?
Excessive heat can cause several health problems including heat exhaustion. Symptoms include:
Move this person to a cooler location, apply cool wet cloths to their body, and give them cool water to drink. If the person vomits or refuses to drink, call 9-1-1. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke.
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