Extreme Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States... claiming more lives each year than floods... lightning... tornadoes and hurricanes combined.
Today I am talking about the dangers of the upcoming heat for National Heat Awareness Day... today May 24.
Did you know that 155 people died from the summer heat in 2012?
During extremely hot and humid weather the body's ability to cool itself is affected. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and heat-related illnesses may develop.
Heat-related illnesses can range from heat cramps to heat exhaustion to more serious heat stroke. Heat stroke can result in death and requires immediate medical attention.
HEAT STROKE (or sunstroke)
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