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Mon June 11, 2012
Be Prepared for Summer Heat
It's still a week to go before the 'official' first day of summer, and temperatures are hovering around 90 degrees across Illinois, so experts say it's time to take precautions.
American Red Cross say signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, sweating and headaches. Those suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and have ice packs or cool wet cloths placed on their skin. The Red Cross also advises using sunscreen and avoiding strenuous activity during the heat of the day.