20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, looked at data from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study for 2005-2009 and found 118 reported episodes of heat illness
among 100 sampled schools.
8) Marsh and Jenkins (2002) state that the "continuum of hyperthermia symptom progression results in the clinical subcategories of heat illness
," meaning that the various subcategories of heat illness
(heat edema, heat cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke) are the attendant clinical symptoms of various stages of hyperthermia.
Dehydration also impairs the body's ability to lose heat, increasing the likelihood of heat illness
Companies also must demonstrate procedures for responding to the onset of heat illness
and for contacting emergency medical services.
3) The "take home message" is that the prevention of heat illness
requires vigilance in all athletes regardless of activity.
They should be discouraged from gaining excessive weight that may impair performance, increase the likelihood of heat illness
, and increase the risk of developing complications from obesity.
Cantrill, who represented the American College of Emergency Physicians, said that physicians play an important role in educating young athletes about the warning signs of severe heat illness
and how to act appropriately.
You are most susceptible to heat illness
when exercising in hot and humid conditions.
From the CMF, there were 5,379 deaths reported during the years of 1979-1992 which were directly attributed to heat illness
One may be completely unaware of profuse sweating because the sweat dries so quickly, and serious heat illness
can develop very quickly.
Groundbreaking regulations to protect outdoor workers from heat illness
adopted in 2006, and
Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers they must provide fresh water and encourage workers to stay hydrated in order to prevent heat illness
, especially during heat waves.