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High Temperature + High Humidity + Physical Work = Heat Illness

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms

• Headaches
• Dizziness or Lightheadedness
• Weakness
• Mood changes such as irritability, confusion, or the inability to think straight
• Upset stomach
• Vomiting
• Decreased or dark-colored urine
• Fainting or passing out
• Pale, clammy skin

Actions to Take

• Act immediately. If not treated, heat exhaustion may advance to heat stroke or death.
• Move the victim to a cool, shaded area to rest. Don’t leave the person alone. If symptoms include dizziness or lightheadedness, lay the victim on his or her back and raise the legs 6 to 8 inches. If symptoms include nausea or upset stomach, lay the victim on his or her side.
• Loosen and remove any heavy clothing.
• Have the person drink cool water (about a cup every 15 minutes) unless sick to stomach.
• Cool the person’s body by fanning and spraying with a cool mist of water or applying a wet cloth to the person’s skin.
• Call 911 to emergency help if the person does not feel better in a few minutes.