July 4, 2015
Summer is here and the temperature is rising to the high 20s to the low 30s. Young children under 4 years of age and adults older than 65 are at higher risk of heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is caused by exposure to high temperatures combined with humidity and strenuous physical activity. The signs and symptoms include: cool moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat, heavy sweating, feeling faint or dizzy, fatigue, weak but rapid pulse, muscle cramps, nausea, headache, and low blood pressure upon standing.