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heat exhaustion

August 20, 2013

Sunny days and outdoor activities make summer a favorite time of the year for many people.  However, like most things in life moderation may be the key.  Over exposure to the sun and heat could lead to heat stroke - the most severe form of heat illness that is defined as a body temperature of over 105 °F.  Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures, usually in combination with dehydration, which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system.  Heat stroke is strongly related to the heat index, which is a measurement of how hot you feel when the effects of relative humidity and air temperature are combined.  A relative humidity of 60% or more hampers sweat evaporation, which hinders your body's ability to cool itself.  The risk of heat-related illness dramatically increases when the heat index climbs to 90 degrees or more.  So it's important, especially during heat waves, to pay attention to the reported heat index, and also to remember that exposure to full sunshine can increase the reported heat index by 15 degrees.  (WebMD)

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