Heat_Illness - GraduateSportLaw Introduction Introduction...

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Exertional Heat Illness in Sport Exertional Heat Illness in Sport Graduate Sport Law Graduate Sport Law
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Introduction Introduction According to the CDC, more than 300 people die from  Heat-Related Illness (HRI) per year.  From 1979 to 1999, excessive heat exposure resulted in  8,015 deaths in the US.  HRI includes: dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion,  heat stroke, heat syncope, and hyponatremia. Proper risk management procedures can reduce injuries  and minimize liability associated with HRI.
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HRI is inherent to physical activity, especially in humid  environments. Since 1995, 26 football players at the high school,  collegiate, or professional level died due to HRI. HRI is the 3rd leading cause of death among high school  athletes in the United States. HRI is the 2nd leading cause of death among collegiate  athletes in the US.  Many people exercise and participate in sports during the  summer months, typically the hottest time of the year. Many sport events and practices are held during the  hottest time of the day.
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National Center for Catastrophic Sport  National Center for Catastrophic Sport 
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