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Tarrant County Public Health
August 11, 2020 - (Tarrant County, Texas) – With the return of the August heat and daily temperatures now approaching 100 degrees, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is reminding residents to avoid heat-related illness.
“The risk of heat injury or death is at its worst when high temperatures continue over multiple days,” said TCPH Director Vinny Taneja. “People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies can’t compensate and properly cool themselves. Natural cooling occurs when people sweat, but under some conditions, sweating is not enough, and a person’s body temperature rises rapidly.
“While the elderly, young children and people dealing with chronic ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat, I urge everyone to take precautions,” added Taneja.
Among those precautions:
Additional tips to avoid heat injury can be found on the Tarrant County Public Health website: http://health.tarrantcounty.com.
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