- Jul / 2018
STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT
Plan your outdoor activities around the hottest part of the day. The sun is the strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM. Stay in cool areas. The best place to be is inside with the air conditioning. If you don’t have air conditioning at home, many public places such as libraries, malls and movie theaters are air conditioned.
If you plan on being outdoors make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
Use broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming. Remember that “water resistant” does not mean “waterproof”. Reapply sunscreen after swimming, towel drying or sweating.
CHECK ON FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
Check regularly on high-risk people. Keep an eye out for infants and young children, people aged 65 or older, those who overexert themselves during work or exercise.