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2018/7/20

“What is heat illness?” “Who is likely to suffer from it?” First of all, it is important to understand the fundamentals of heat illness.

Causing heat illness

①Environment
High temperature, high humidity, Lack of wind, Strong sunlight, Lack of ventilation, Lack of air-conditioning, Rapid increases in temperture, Heatwaves and so on cause heat illness.

②Human body
Chronic disease(diabetes, Heart disease), Obese people, Hangover, Lack of sleep

③Activity
Overexertion, Entended periods of outdoor work, Dehydration

Symptoms
(Mild)Dizziness, vertigo, muscle pain or soreness, excessive sweating
(Mild to Severe)Headaches, feeling nauseated, feeling sluggishness
(Severe)Unconsciousness, fever, lack of responsiveness, inability to walk straight

If you have heat illness:
・Move them to a cool place.
・Remove excess clothes and cool their body down.
・Replenish their water and salt levels.
・If they are unable to drink by themselves,or are unconscious, call an ambulance immediately. (TEL: 119)

If you feel bad on campus, please go to Office of Medical Services(Bldg.3) as soon as possible.

Heat Illness Prevention-Communication Project-

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