Heat stroke (also known as sunstroke) is the most serious form of heat injury and can be deadly. The CDC states that, “On average, 675 people die from complications related to extreme heat each year in the United States – more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, lightning or any other weather event combined.”
These heat related illnesses and deaths are all 100% preventable, yet every year we lose hundreds of lives to sunstroke when we didn’t have to lose one.
Why do we lose so many victims? I believe it is from lack of education. We need to know the symptoms of heat stroke, who’s most at risk, prevention and treatment options.
Note: See the post “12 Best Tips for Keeping Your House Cool without AC” for ideas on how to keep your home cool during extreme summer temperatures.…