Extreme Heat Safety

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You should be aware of taking extra precautions during times of extreme outdoor heat weather conditions which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stoke, and can even be fatal as result of hyperthermia.

Be careful about leaving children, elderly, disabled, or even pets in parked vehicles.

Safety tips for Adults
  • Slow Down: Reduce or eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
  • Dress for summer: Wear light weight-Light colored clothing to reflect sun heat and sunlight.
  • Put less in your inner fires: Foods like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water,non-alcholic and decaffeinated fluids: Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Spend more time in air-conditioned places: Air Conditioned homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you can not afford a air conditioner locate a shelter in your community. 
  • Don’t get too much sun: Sunburn reduces your ability to dissipate heat.
  • Do not take salt tablets: Unless directed by Physician

For additional information: Heat: A Major Killer presentation