Avoiding Heat Stress

Posted: 7/7/2012

Posted July 7, 2012

Early signs of heat stress: decreased energy, loss of appetite, light-headedness, nausea.

The city suggests the following rules to avoid heat-related illness:

Avoid working or playing in the sun or other hot areas.

Wear a hat or visor when out in the sun.

Use air conditioners and fans.

Open windows to release trapped hot air.

Some medications cause an adverse reaction in hot weather so persons taking meds should consult with their doctor.

Wear lightweight clothing.

Drink non-alcoholic liquids, warm or cool.

Shower or bathe in water that is near skin temperature.

Maintain a normal diet.

Don't leave seniors, children or pets alone in cars.

2012 the Philadelphia Daily News

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