With the weather becoming increasingly warmer, we would like to provide some tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses this summer. All of the information provided can be found on the CDC and National Safety Counsel weblinks posted below!
The key to helping prevent heat illness is making sure to stay cool and hydrated!
- Wear light colored, lightweight, and loose fitting clothing when going outside
- Stay in the air-conditioning as much as possible. If your home doe not have air conditioning, go to public places that do to cool down
- Schedule outdoor activities during the cooler hours of the day (early morning or afternoon)
- Pace yourself during outdoor activities
- WEAR SUNSCREEN! You can also wear clothing items that are UV protected, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses to help protect your skin and eyes from the sun exposure
- Do not leave children or animals in hot cars
- Drink plenty of fluids! Keep yourself and your animals hydrated!
All of these tips can help prevent both heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and keeping each other safe. Please click on the links below to gain more information!