Your guide to staying safe and cool during extreme heat : Life Kit About 600 people in the U.S. die from heat related causes each year. While our bodies have ways to dissipate heat, sometimes they just can't keep up with extreme temperatures. Here are four tips from experts on how to stay safe and cool in extreme heat.

How to stay safe and cool in extreme heat

How to stay safe and cool in extreme heat

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Illustration with ideas about how to stay cool in extreme heat, including, hydrating, wearing light-colored clothes, staying in the shade, taking a cool shower, covering windows, and exposing skin.
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Even though heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, about 600 people die from heat-related causes each year in the United States. Our bodies do have natural ways to dissipate heat, but when temperatures get extreme, sometimes they just can't keep up. In this episode of Life Kit, learn how to keep cool, hydrated and safe in extreme heat.