Heat-Related Illness Information

Heat illness can occur when the body is not able to cool itself properly in an extreme heat environment.  Some of these illnesses include: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.  While the body normally cools itself by sweating, during extreme heat, this might not be enough. In these cases, a person’s body temperature rises faster than it can cool itself down. This can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs. Below are some links from the NATA and the CDC to provide you with more information regarding heat illness:

NATA Heat Illness

CDC Extreme Heat