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Staying Safe During the Summertime Heat
Release Date: July 16, 2013

By knowing who is at risk and what prevention measures to take, heat-related illness can be prevented

Exposure to excessive heat can cause illness, injury and death. Approximately 400 people die each year from exposure to heat due to weather conditions, and many more people die from health conditions that are exacerbated by exposure to excess heat. Most heat-related deaths occur during the summer months. The elderly, the very young, and people with chronic health problems are most at risk. Air conditioning is the leading protective factor against heat-related illness and death.

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