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Tarrant County Public Health
August 11, 2020 - (Tarrant County, Texas) – With the return of
the August heat and daily temperatures now approaching 100 degrees,
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is reminding residents to avoid
“The risk of heat injury or death is at its worst when high temperatures continue over multiple days,” said TCPH Director Vinny Taneja. “People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies can’t compensate and properly cool themselves. Natural cooling occurs when people sweat, but under some conditions, sweating is not enough, and a person’s body temperature rises rapidly.
“While the elderly, young children and people dealing with chronic ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat, I urge everyone to take precautions,” added Taneja.
Among those precautions:
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