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Heat Exhaustion

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HEAT EXHAUSTION IS A MILDER FORM OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS THAT CAN DEVELOP AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF EXPOSURE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND INADEQUATE OR UNBALANCED REPLACEMENT OF FLUIDS. IT IS THE BODY’S RESPONSE TO AN EXCESSIVE LOSS OF THE WATER AND SALT CONTAINED IN SWEAT. THOSE MOST PRONE TO HEAT EXHAUSTION ARE ELDERLY PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND PEOPLE ... Read More »

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

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Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States. During this period, more people in this country died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. In 2001, 300 deaths were caused by excessive heat exposure. People suffer ... Read More »