Summer Health Tips: Extreme Heat Safety

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  • Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such as libraries or malls.
  • Whenever possible, schedule outdoor events (public gatherings, sporting events) early in the morning when it’s cooler and the air quality is better.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. (Avoid alcohol and caffeine.)
  • Wear light-colored, light-weight clothing. Use hats with brims and sunscreen for more protection.
  • The elderly, small children, and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat. Call and check on friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Anyone showing signs of heat stroke (altered mental state, not sweating, nausea) should seek medical attention immediately.
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