Heat is typically the leading cause of weather-related fatalities each year. To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to keep cool and use common sense.
During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged. 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 you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.