Fight the Summer Heat

The summer has brought record breaking heat. It is not only extremely uncomfortable, but even deadly. Temperatures of high 90’s and 100’s give way to heat exhaustion and even more dangerous, heat strokes.
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To Prevent heat stroke:
  • Drink lots of water & fluids, even if you’re not thirsty.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • If you are working outside, take breaks at 30 min./1hr. intervals to cool down. If you can, reschedule outside activities to cooler times in the evenings or mornings.
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Know the  symptoms of heatstroke, which include:
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden confusion or disorientation & staggering
  • Lack of sweating
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Throbbing headaches

If you are with someone who suffers from symptoms of heat stroke, call 911 immediately. While waiting for emergency services to arrive, try treating the heat stroke by fanning the victim while wetting his or her skin with water.

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