Heat Safety: Protect Children & Beat the Heat
Staying safe in hot weather is more important now than ever as we are seeing an uptick in temperatures due to climate change. In today’s podcast, learn all about how to stay safe in the heat and different heat illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Kids are at a higher risk of being affected by hot weather compared to adults as their bodies’ heat up 3 to 5 times faster! We discuss these issues and more in this episode with our special guest Dr. Shaina. Spoiler alert: fluids are really important!
This episode was written by Drs. Shaina Kaye, Lena van der List, Dean Blumberg & Abby Michalak.
We thank Dr. Shaina Kaye, a pediatrician at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for joining us for this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take full responsibility for any errors or misinformation.
- Healthy Children Heat Exposure and Reactions
- Healthy Children Protecting Children from Extreme Heat: Information for Parents
- Healthy Children Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars
- American Academy of Pediatrics policy Climatic Heat Stress and Exercising Children and Adolescents
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