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What puts a person at risk for heat-related illness emergencies?

Brett Snodgrass
Oncology Nursing
Those at risk of heat related illness include the elderly, small children, athletes, and those who work outdoors. Chronically ill people, suffering from breathing disorders and heart problems are also at risk.

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