||Contact | A-Z Health Index | Events & Meetings|
Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments
Heat Safety Tips
For Release: _____, 2011
______ County Health Department
County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses
Even though the calendar says it’s only early June, hot summer-like temperatures are already forecast for Oklahoma. The _____ County Health Department advises local citizens to take precautions to protect their health against heat-related illnesses that may cause heat stroke or death.
“The elderly, infants and young children are at higher risk of heat-related illnesses. They may not be able to adjust to increases in air temperatures, or may take medications that decrease their ability to deal with heat,” said _____County Health Department Administrative Director _____. “Heat precautions are also advised for persons with heart, lung or kidney problems and persons whose occupations require them to work outdoors,” _____ added.
To reduce the potential for heat-related illnesses, the _____ County Health Department offers these prevention tips:
If you must be out in the heat, the _____ County Health Department suggests the following:
“If you experience signs of heat stress such as dizziness, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, nausea, cramps, throbbing headache, dry skin (no sweating), chest pain, great weakness, mental changes, breathing problems, or vomiting, contact your health care provider immediately,” _____ said.
For more information about heat-related illnesses and heat safety tips, contact the _____County Health Department at (phone number), or check out these websites: www.health.ok.gov and www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.asp.
Copyright © State of Oklahoma