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Extreme Heat: Your Personal Health and Safety

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety Though the elderly (65+), infants and children are more susceptible to heat stress, even the best conditioned of athletes can succumb to the health risks of hot weather. In the last 25 years more people have died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, lightning and earthquakes combined. As simple as it seems, understanding how and why the body cools itself, when faced with extreme temperatures, is...
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WARNING SIGNS OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness may include: Weakness Headache Dizziness Muscle cramps Nausea or vomiting Rapid heartbeat If you experience these symptoms, get out of the heat immediately. Drink water, and wet and fan your skin. If you don’t feel better within 60 minutes, contact your doctor. If you develop a fever higher than 102 F (38.9 C) or become faint or confused, seek professional medical help. Regular physical activity is important, but don’t let hot weather activities put your...
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