Tag: Heat Stroke
Hot Weather Precautions
Severe heat may cause illness or even death. When temperatures rise to extreme highs, reduce risks by taking the following precautions.
No AC? Can’t open your windows? Here’s how to stay cool.
When it’s hot outside, it can be miserable inside if you don’t have air conditioning or can’t open your windows. These tips can help when it feels like an oven in your home.
Public Health urges those more sensitive to heat to take precautions for high temperatures this week
Heat can be deadly, but deaths from heat are preventable.
FEELING THE HEAT? MAYBE IT’S YOUR MEDICATION.
Medications can make it harder to stay hydrated and regulate body temperature, including those for allergies and colds, thyroid, depression, heart/blood pressure, and weight loss. Check with your doctor to see if your health conditions or medications make you more sensitive to heat.
Scorching Heat Is Killing Workers. Some States Are Stepping In.
When American farmworkers, construction laborers and trash collectors die in extreme heat, it’s rarely because their employers have broken any rules. It’s because there are none.
Excessive heat warning issued for Seattle and King County
Cooling centers will be available across the city,
Heat-related deaths in Washington state climb to 78 after historic heat wave
To compare, in 2020, there were seven heat-related deaths in Washington state from mid-June to the end of August. From 2015 to 2020, there were a total of 39 deaths during warmer months
How to handle the heat
Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible. Stay hydrated. Help those who are vulnerable or at higher risk.
Heat health advisory issued for Washington state
Groups at increased risk from extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, children, and those who work or exercise in the heat.
Who is most susceptible to heat? It could be YOU!
The elderly, the very young and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk for life threatening conditions when the temperatures go up.