June 21, 2006
Advice to avoid heat-related illness
Contra Costa Health Services is warning residents to avoid heat-related illness. Children, the elderly and people with chronic problems are especially at risk.
Curtail outdoor activity
Drink plenty of fluids
Friends, relatives and neighbor should check on people who may be at risk. A break in a cool environment can help.
Avoid hot cars. After 20 minutes, the temperature inside a car can be 150 degrees
Watch for symptoms of heat-related illnesses: confusion, fatigue, impaired judgment, weakness, flushing, chills, hyperventilation, dizziness and, in severe cases, collapse, loss of consciousness or seizures.
Call your health provider if symptoms appear
The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures in inland Contra Costa could rise to 100 degrees tomorrow
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