heat illness


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heat illness

A general term used to describe the harmful effects on the human body of being exposed to high temperature and/or humidity.
See: tableheat cramp; heat exhaustion for table; heatstroke; syncope
See also: illness
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In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers' Association Inter-Association Task Force released guidelines to reduce the risk of exertional heat illness for high school athletes.
The army said that since 2013, heat illness prevention guidelines have been updated three times.
"One of the fundamental duties of the defendants in relation to heat illness was to be aware of the climatic conditions," Mr Mably said.
Rectal (or esophageal) core temperatures provide a reliable reading that can assist in determining the severity of the heat illness. Axillary, tympanic, temporal, oral, and skin temperatures are affected by environmental factors and are not accurate determinants of core body temperature.
"Plan outdoor activities in the early morning or the evening, when the sun is less direct, wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing, move to the shade or into an air-conditioned building at the first signs of heat illness," Mohamed advised.
According to the Department of Health, heat stroke is the most severe form of heat illness where the body overheats and cannot cool down because of dehydration.
A survey done in Sydney had this to say: "Children are at greater risk, of developing heat illness, than adults.
After finding a Houston-based recycling company at fault when a temporary worker died of heat illness, federal regulators are issuing a fine of $13,800.
Recording narrative verdicts at an inquest in Solihull, senior Birmingham coroner Louise Hunt said all three soldiers would have survived if Ministry of Defence regulations on heat illness had been followed.
A mild form of heat illness is muscle cramping and it happens mostly to athletes exercising under the sun with little hydration.
The California Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) warns that heat illness can affect anyone who overexerts themselves under the sun.