For Immediate Release
July 6, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Recommends Caution While Working in the Hot Weather

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reminding Kansans to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves in hot summer temperatures, especially when cleaning after flooding.

Heat-related Illness

Heat-related illness is always of concern during hot weather, and may be characterized as heat stress, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Staying Cool

Follow these steps to minimize your risk of heat-related illness:

For more information on dealing with extreme summer heat, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site at