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LASD - Walnut/Diamond Bar Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday August 31st, 2017 :: 05:49 p.m. PDT


Stay Healthy in the Heat

I’m sure we’ve all heard these messages before, however, when temperatures start dancing in the 100’s, it is definitely time to perk up and take heed.  Although heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, many people die from extreme heat each year.  It is incumbent on each of us to take measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and to keep informed.  There are a number of personal factors that play a very important role in whether a person can cool off enough in very hot weather.  These include age, obesity, heart disease, metal illness, poor circulation, sunburn, prescription drugs and alcohol.  Those at the highest risk would include people 65 and older and children younger than two, as well as people with chronic diseases.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone take the following steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths during hot weather:

- Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible.

- Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

- Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks which can cause dehydration.

- Schedule outdoor activities carefully.

- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.

- Pace yourself.

- Take cool showers or baths to cool down.

- Never leave children or pets in cars.

- Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.


LASD - Walnut/Diamond Bar Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
21695 Valley Blvd
Walnut, CA 91789

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-595-2264

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