People most at risk in heat

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Who is most at risk during excessive heat warnings?

  • People age 65 and over
  • People with heart disease or high blood pressure
  • People taking certain medication for depressions, insomnia, or poor circulation
  • People who are overweight
  • People who overexert themselves during work or exercise
  • People who drink alcohol
  • Infants and small children
  • People who use illicit drugs (such as cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines)

Source: The Arizona Department of Health Services

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