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Did you know that Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from May to September?

According to the Arizona Department of Health, heat-related illnesses are common during these months. In fact, each year an estimated 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms because of heat-related illnesses. Some heat-related illnesses could also even be fatal.1

With your safety in mind, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) developed the following infographics to highlight the importance of “Staying Hydrated”, and how to stay “Safe in Cars” when it’s over 100 degrees outside.

So click on the graphics, learn, and share with family and friends in social media.

Most importantly, when it comes to surviving the heat in Arizona, play it cool, be smart and stay safe out there.

To learn more about Heat Safety in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Health.

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Source:
1. Arizona Department of Health; Trends in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in Arizona, 2012 report.
 
Summary

Did you know that Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from May to September? According to the Arizona Department of Health, heat-related illnesses are common during these months. In fact, each year an estimated 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms because of heat-related illnesses. Some heat-related illnesses could also even be fatal.

Disclaimer

© Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
 

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual’s particular health plan.