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Summer weather means getting outside and having fun or working in the yard, but too much heat can make you sick. Heat Illness data for emergency department visits and hospitalizations are available on the MiTracking data portal.
Your body normally cools itself as your sweat evaporates. But during some extremely hot weather conditions, sweating isn't enough to cool you. Hot weather conditions can make your body temperature dangerously high, possibly leading to illness or even death. For more information, visit Michigan Prepares - Extreme Heat. Even short periods of high temperature can cause serious, and sometimes life-threatening, health problems. These are steps you can take to avoid heat illness when it's hot outside. For more data information, visit:.
Climate and Health Program. Extreme Heat. Warning s and Symptoms of Heat-related Illness. Home. Michigan Prepares: Extreme Heat. Data Explorer.
Heat Stress: Information for Workers. Active Alerts. Heat Safety Tips and Resources. Back to main. Tweets by MichiganHHS. Some functions of this site are disabled for browsers blocking jQuery.
Causes 1 Your body normally cools itself as your sweat evaporates. Stay cool Wear lightweight, light-color, loose fitting clothes. Stay indoors.
Go to your local shopping mall or library. Call your local health department about heat-relief shelters. Limit outdoor activity to the morning and evening hours when it's not as warm.
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Limit exercise during heat events. Never, ever leave anyone or pets in a closed, parked car. Keep meals light and cool. Stay Hydrated Drink lots of water when it's hot, even when you are not thirsty.
If your doctor limits the amount of fluid you drink or if you are taking water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink when the weather is hot. Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks.
These cause you to lose fluid. Make sure your pets have fresh water available at all times. Stay informed Check with your local news and active alerts for updates. Learn about heat illness and symptoms see Illnesses and Symptoms section above.
Check on family members, neighbors, or friends that are confined to their home at least twice a day. Move them to a cool place if necessary. Know who is most at risk see Risk Factors section above. The crude rate of ED visits or hospitalization for heat illness.
The age-adjusted rate of ED visits or hospitalization for heat illness. If heat-related ED visits or hospitalizations are going up or down over time.
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The cost, effect, result, or consequence of heat illness. Michigan Prepares.
MDHHS website. Accessed June 1, National Center for Environmental Health. CDC's Tracking Network in action: extreme heat.
CDC website. Natural disasters and severe weather: extreme heat.
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