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Heat-related Illness


Summer in North Texas means sweltering temperatures and potentially unsafe conditions.

Residents should be mindful of the potential health risks that can result from an increase in temperatures.

The heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.

People 18 to 50 years old are most affected by heat-related illnesses in Dallas County.

Remember, heat-related illnesses are preventable!

Read the latest Dallas County Health and Human Services heat-related illness report.

Download educational flyers by clicking the links below:

General tips for the heat
Tips for Weekend Warriors
Protect elderly family and neighbors
Keep your child safe
Keep your pet safe

For general questions or for more information about
Dallas County Health and Human Services please call 214-819-2000.

Ganesh Shivaramaiyer
Interim Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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