Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Prevention of Heat-Related Illness 

Type: pdf
Author: Communications Office
Year of Publishing: 2012

May, 2012

Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to cool down properly, especially in high temperatures and high humidity. People at greatest risk for heat-related illness are the elderly, the very young, people with acute/chronic illness, those with cognitive impairments, and people taking certain medications.