Summer Is Here!
Summer time is a great time to be outdoors enjoying the weather with family and friends. Unfortunately, heat related illnesses may sneak up on you and catch you off guard.
Below is some general information to help you have a safe and healthy summer.
Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness.
• Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
• Find an air-conditioned shelter.
• Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
• Avoid direct sunlight.
• Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Take cool showers or baths.
• Check on those most at-risk twice a day
Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat.
• Drink more water than usual.
• Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
• Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
• Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
• Remind others to drink enough water.
Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside.