Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It is Hot Outside! Protect Yourself, Family and Pets

Infants and young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat, and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated.

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car, even if the windows are open. 
  • Never leave pets in a parked car - they can suffer heat-related illness too. 
  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car. Nor should pets be left in parked cars—they can suffer heat related illness too. 
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing. 
  • Seek medical care immediately if your child has symptoms of symptoms of heat-related illness. 
  • Drink plenty of water 

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