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Summer is coming...

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

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As summer approaches, it's time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months. Heat affects everyone, but specifically the young, elderly, sick and overweight. Urban areas also have a greater chance of being negatively affected by extreme heat due to the "heat island effect."

According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90 Degrees hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces- often in more rural surroundings- remain close to air temperatures." These surface heat islands are strongest during the day when the sun is shining, while the atmospheric heat islands are more likely after sunset "due to the slow release of heat from urban infrastructure." 

During extreme heat waves, stay inside in your air condition if possible. Be sure to check on anyone outside such as children or pets frequently. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake. If you work outdoors or need to go outdoors during a heat wave, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and be sure to apply sunscreen! 

Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, pay attention to these for yourself and others. Signs of heat exhaustion are: heavy sweating, weakness, cold or pale skin, nausea or vomiting, and fainting, according to the CDC. 

Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparedness and prevention, visit cdc.gov. 

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