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Protect infants and children from heat-related illness.

IT’S HOT OUTSIDE!

STAY COOL. STAY HYDRATED. STAY INFORMED.


Protect infants and children from heat-related illness.

Extremely hot weather can cause serious health effects such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death. Infants and young children are especially sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and rely on others to keep them safe.

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car. Nor should pets be left in parked cars—they can suffer heat illness too.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Make sure your child is drinking more water than usual and don’t wait until they are thirsty to give them more.
  • Regularly apply sunscreen on your child as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if an employee experiences symptoms of heat illness.

 

 
 
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  • Page last reviewed: June 20, 2011
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