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Summer heat raises dehydration and exhaustion concerns

With temperatures consistently hitting 80 degrees and even days where 90 was obtainable, making sure you prepare accordingly for the heat should be in your weekly plans. Spending time at festivals, parades, and parks in Door County is what makes the area a big hit in these months, but Door County Health Educator Shauna Blackledge reminds you that in order to enjoy those events, you need to be hydrated and prepared. 

 

 

The key hours of the day to keep an eye on your health will be mid to late afternoon, as the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. have the highest potential for the warmest temperatures and can cause the most trouble. 

 

A common misconception according to Blackledge is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion. One difference would be the temperature difference in the body as she explains that and more. 

 

 

People who are most likely at risk in the heat are the younger population of under four years old, seniors over the age of 65, and those with a medical condition. 

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