Even short periods of extreme heat -- 90 degrees or more for several consecutive days -- can cause serious health problems if people are not aware or careful.
Anyone is at risk of heat injury if they stay outside too long on a hot day, or stay in areas where there is little or no air conditioning or air circulation.
Air quality and high temperatures
Higher temperatures also heat the air and, under certain conditions, produce ozone, which can affect the health of individuals with repiratory conditions. TCPH's Environmental Health division provides additional information to help residents Be Air Aware.
Heat-related Illness Reports
Tarrant County Public Health conducts syndromic surveillance for heat-related illnesses during the summer and maintains data on heat-related illnesses and deaths in the county. Heat-related deaths are reported to us by the County's Medical Examiner.
Do not leave children or animals in parked vehicles
Maintain adequate ventilation / air conditioning
Watch for signs of heat injury
Additional hot-weather tips:
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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