What's the Biggest Danger this Summer?
As we go about our summers enjoying the warm weather and our ocean vacations, we cannot forget that summers are home to some of the most dangerous hazards that we can encounter, the heat. Heat emergencies are health crises caused by exposure to hot weather and sun.
Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you're hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. This could happen to anyone from a young person doing two-a-day football conditioning to an elderly person without air-conditioning.
You should know how to spot the symptoms of heat emergency. Getting treatment in the early stages of this condition can prevent heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal or cause lifelong complications. Call 911 or go to the emergency room if heat illness is causing vomiting, seizures, or unconsciousness.