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Prevent Heat-Related Illness


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  • NEVER leave any children, pets or adults in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. 
  • Stay indoors or find a cooling center in your area on extremely hot days.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay indoors during extremely hot temperatures.
  • Use sunscreen, even on cloudy days; skin does not have to feel hot to get burned
  • Apply sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or greater at least 20 minutes before going outside.
  • Wear protective sunglasses and hats.

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Last Updated: 05-29-2013

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