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Heat exhaustion occurs when the body produces heat faster than it can dissipate, increasing the core body temperature.

Contributing Factors
  • Extreme heat and direct sunlight
  • Humidity
  • Dehydration
  • Strenuous exercise or enclosed spaces in warm weather
Symptoms
  • Pale and clammy skin
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
Prevention
  • Wear light, loose clothing.
  • Wear wide-brimmed hats, vented if possible.
  • Drink plenty of liquids