From the health dept.
Take precautions to stay healthy in the heat
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[June 28, 2012]
Hot weather is here. Extreme heat can
be dangerous, especially for infants, children, older adults, people
with certain medical conditions, those who work in hot environments
High temperatures and excessive humidity can bring on a variety of
health concerns that range from moderate to severe. This can include
heat cramps, fainting and conditions like heat exhaustion and
heatstroke. Take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health
effects such as heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Do not rely on a
fan as your primary cooling device.
activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the
day, and avoid direct sunlight.
lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Take cool showers
or baths to lower your body temperature.
Check on at-risk friends, family and
neighbors at least twice a day.
Drink more than
usual and donít wait until youíre thirsty to drink.
Drink from 2 to 4
cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
Avoid alcohol or
liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
Make sure your family, friends and
neighbors are drinking enough water.
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"If a person is showing signs of heatstroke, such as extremely
high body temperature (above 103 degrees), throbbing headache,
dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness and hot, dry skin (no
sweating), they should seek medical treatment immediately," says
Shana Bean, emergency response coordinator.
For more information on extreme heat, call 217-735-2317 or visit
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department of Public