Beat the Heat!
Beat the Heat!
Tips to help you and your family beat the heat and stay healthy this summer!
Heat Stroke Prevention
- Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water—8 glasses a day is recommended.
- Wear loose fitted and light weight clothing.
- Avoid sun exposure by seeking out shade whenever possible.
- Take extra precautions if on medication.
- Avoid strenuous activity in the heat, especially with humidity.
- NEVER sit in a hot car—When parked in the sun, the temperature inyour car can rise 20 F more than the temperature outside in just 10
Heat exhaustion is an illness that occurs when someone is too active in hot temperatures. Heat stroke is a more severe illness that occurs under the same circumstances, but can be life-threatening.
Both heat exhaustion and heat stroke happen under the following conditions:
- Very hot environment
- Heavy activity
- Too little fluid and salt intake
American Red Cross (Search for Summer Safety)
Asthma Attack Prevention
- Utilize your air condition to ensure cool, irritant free air.
- Avoid close exposure to smoke such as campfires, cigarettes, and grills.
- Make sure to air out tents, cabanas, summer cabins and other confinedareas where mold and other allergens are prone to live.
- Leave your shoes outside and wash your clothes immediately if you areoutside for an extended period of time—this can track in pollen andother unwanted irritants.
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