Current weather forecast to a good percentage of the United States: Hot Hot HOT... with a strong probability of HHHOOOTTT!
With that said, everyone PLEASE take care to properly hydrate and occasionally cool off during the brutal heat assault many of us will face in the coming days. For those who willingly or unwillingly will brave the blistering temperatures, please take a minute to read over the following information so you know what to look out for in terms of heat-related illnesses:
- Heat cramp warning signs include headache, dizziness and nausea.
- Heat exhaustion warning signs include unusual sweating, dizziness and fainting.
- Heat stroke warning signs include unusual sweating, spasms and pain.
Since the symptoms for all three situations do look pretty similar we suggest taking action to cool off a person immediately if any of the symptoms appear. The longer a person's core temperature remains around or above 104 degrees thee higher the risk that he or she will sustain injuries such as cell damage, liver damage, kidney damage, brain damage and damage to the heart.
Take care of yourselves and each other, everyone!
Oh, and don't forget that hot weather causes pool water to burn through chlorine a LOT faster so make sure you keep your levels up and test at least once a day to make sure they stay up where they belong.
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