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What to do when the heat is on


Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon

With temperatures soaring, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reminds the public to be aware of the potential hazards of exposure to excessive heat.

“Seniors with limited mobility, the disabled and people who are ill are especially vulnerable to high temperatures,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, County Public Health Officer. “Hot temperatures and high humidity increase the likelihood of heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If they can’t cool off at home, take them to a ‘Cool Zone’ or other air-conditioned location. Children and pets are...

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