Beat the Heat: Preventing Heat-Related Illness

With May temperatures having already peaked to 102 degrees, everyone is encouraged to exercise best practices for preventing heat-related illnesses and injuries.

Below are a few tips for beating hot weather this summer season.

Wear Appropriate Clothing: Lightweight fabrics, light-colors, and loose-fitting clothing will help repel heat when you are outdoors.

Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If you do not have access to an area with air conditioning, call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.

Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays and long-term damage.

Stay Hydrated: Even when you don’t feel thirsty, be sure to drink plenty of fluids.

Extreme heat may be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to ruin a summer full of fun. Stay informed about upcoming temperatures in your area, and learn the signs of heat-related illnesses.

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