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Humidity According to health experts, when high humidity is added to hot weather, it's a dangerous combination because they interfere with the body's ability to perspire. Since perspiration is the way humans and animals cool off, loss of this ability can be very dangerous. [...] anyone who is not used to high temperatures and humidity may become ill during prolonged heat waves. * Pets can also suffer from heat stress.
SUMMERTIME SAFETY TIPS Rick Griffin Combat Edge; May/Jun 2009; 18, 1; Docstoc pg. 6 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Furth
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