Monday, July 16, 2012
Very high body temperatures may damage the brain, other vital organs or cause death.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Summer often brings very high temperatures that may last for days or weeks. A heat wave can cause severe heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain, other vital organs or cause death. The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is reminding everyone that prevention is the best defense against heat-related illnesses. By keeping cool you and your family lessen the risk of becoming a victim of heat-related illness. The following tips are important for hot summer days. Some people are at greater risk of suffering from a heat-related illness including infants and young children, people aged 65 years or older, people who have a mental illness, and those who are physically ill, …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Levels of ozone and fine particulates, coupled with temperatures over 100 degrees, are expected to make the air unhealthy for those with respiratory diseases.
UPDATE: Today's Air Quality Alert continues through Saturday, the MDEQ announced this afternoon. With the mercury expected to top 101 degrees today and continued high humidity, the Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has extended Thursday's Air Quality Alert through Friday. According to a statement issued Thursday, MDEQ officials expect increased levels of ozone and fine particulates to make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups. People and businesses should avoid these activities on Air Action days: Everyone is encouraged to car pool, use their bicycles or walk, and delay or combine errands when possible. Active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, the …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Heat advisory issued for Fenton and surrounding areas.
Fenton residents are trying anything they can do to beat the heat. Many are staying indoors in the air conditioning, while 6-year-old Fenton resident Abby Carrigan opted for a sundae at Uncle Ray's Dairyland and Dan Williams, of Fenton, took out several friends on his large blowup raft on Silver Lake. "We've just been hanging out, trying to cool off," said Williams, who said the best thing about the raft is that is has two coolers. Joe Hewitt, of Swartz Creek, headed to Silver Lake Park during a break from his work at Ruby Tuesday to throw the football around with friend John Anthony before cooling off in the water. Grace Lumbudry, 3, of Fenton, built a sandcastle with her father John Lumbudry near Silver Lake. With temperatures expected …