(HealthDay News) -- Older adults, young children and people with chronic health problems are considered most at risk of illness during hot weather.
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To help you stay cool, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these summer tips:
- Don't leave anyone -- children, the elderly or pets -- inside a car, even for a few minutes. Even in 70-degree weather, a car can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly.
- Limit outdoor activity as much as possible.
- Stay out of the sun, especially if you're already sunburned. Sunburn impairs the body's ability to ward off heat.
- Wear light-weight clothing, a hat and sunglasses. Clothing should contain a breathable, tight weave to block the sun's ultraviolet rays.
- If you don't have air conditioning, avoid aiming a fan directly at you. Hot blowing air tends to dehydrate you faster.
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