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Protecting Children in Extreme Heat

As the weather gets hotter, it's important to pay close attention to the temperatures to protect

your kids from extreme heat. Temperatures over 90°F pose a significant health risk by causing

dehydration, heat exhaustion, or stroke. If it's really hot outside, it's best for kids to stay

indoors where it's air conditioned or be outside for only a limited amount of time. Always check

the weather ahead of time to plan accordingly.

There are many ways to help keep children cool during very hot days, including turning on the

air conditioner. If you use fans, keep them at a safe distance from your kids and discourage

them from touching the fans to avoid potential injuries. Keep in mind that fans can't cool the air

when the temperature is over 90°F; it's best to use the air conditioner when the temperature