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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.

The [Health Department or other contact] would like to remind you and your patients to prepare for the upcoming season of extreme heat. During times of extreme heat, we encourage you to educate parents about ways they can protect their children from heat-related illness.

  • 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 drink.
  • Regularly apply sunscreen on your child as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if an employee experiences symptoms of heat illness.

Extreme heat events across the United States are occurring more often and lasting longer, as the result of a changing climate. By encouraging patients to turn to local resources and accessible tools, they will know what to do and where to turn when the temperature rises.


 

 
 
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