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People at increased risk of heat illness

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

8 Simple Tips for Older Adults

Beath the Heat 8 Simple Steps for Older Adults English

Beath the Heat 8 Simple Steps for Older Adults Spanish


People at increased risk of heat illness include:

  • Adults age 65 or older

  • Infants and children

  • People with chronic conditions

  • People with low income

  • Athletes

  • Outdoor workers

Many factors may increase your risk of developing a heat-related illness. They include:

  • High levels of humidity

  • Obesity

  • Fever

  • Dehydration

  • Prescription drug use

  • Heart disease

  • Mental illness

  • Poor circulation

  • Sunburn

  • Drinking alcohol

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