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Extreme Heat:
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Studies estimate that the combined Excessive Heat Events attributes summertime mortality for several U.S. metropolitan areas is well above 1,000 deaths per year.

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps.

As a quick reference resource, the Excessive Heat Events Guidebook in Brief offers summary information and useful tips to prepare for and respond to excessive heat.

Prepare for extreme heat! (EPA)

Local Health Observances

December 2017 is National Safe Toy & Gifts Month

  

December is National Safe Toy & Gifts Month! is sponsored by
Kids Health

National Safe Toy & Gifts Month is an annual observance held in December to raise awareness about toy safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 throughout the United States.

In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created a robust toy safety system, by requiring testing by independent, third party testing laboratories around the world; enforcing stringent lead and phthalates limits for toys; imposing some of the most stringent toy standards in the world; and stopping violative and dangerous toys at the ports and in the marketplace before they reach children’s hands. These combined efforts continue to foster the confidence of American families as they prepare to shop for toys this holiday season.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
https://www.healthtradition.com/december-is-safe-toys-and-gifts-month/

Recent Recalls
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/
http://www.safekids.org/product-recalls
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