Heat Wave: A Major Summer Killer


Subject:
Weather , Diseases & Conditions , Outdoor Recreation , Safety , Extreme Temperatures , Heat Exposure & Sunburn

Description:
Advisory about hazards and illnesses associated with heat waves. Defines the heat index and the possible heat disorders (such as sunstroke and heat exhaustion) associated with different temperature ranges. Includes suggestions for avoiding illness and lists symptoms of each disorder. From the National Weather Service.

Publisher:
NOAA National Weather Service

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/heat_wave.shtml


PID= res:lii-21557