You may believe the elderly and very young are the most at-risk for suffering heat-related illnesses but the Kewaunee County Department of Public Health is warning about the risks for young adults as well. Young adults aged 15-34 are most likely to visit the ER for heat issues according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Health (WDPH). The WDPH says it’s because people in this age range don’t take the necessary precautions when going out in warm weather. Cindy Kinnard is the head of the Kewaunee County Department of Public Health and she says there are many things you can do to prevent heat illness.
Kinnard added that so many people who work outside in the summer need to be extra-cautious.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Health says there were 8,445 cases of heat-related illnesses between 2006 and 2015 in the state.