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heat waves are deadly triple-digit heat 30 million people aren’t rest and or possibly die from excessive heat if they don’t take precautions mitigate the dangerous effects of heat waves when the temperature of the human body Rises to high we sweat to lower it that’s evaporative cooling at work but people who don’t sweat as well such as the sick elderly children can’t lower their body temperature as efficiently so they’re at higher risk of getting sick from the heat but even in healthy people sweat can only pull you down so much that’s why it’s important to take these precautions during a heatwave first stay hydrated you’re going to lose a lot of water through sweat and that water needs to be replenished even if you don’t feel thirsty in fact if you are thirsty you may already be dehydrated OSHA recommend drinking a cup of water every 15 minutes second avoid caffeine and alcohol iced coffee may sound great for your morning commute or cold beer might be tempting for happy hour after a long day but both drinks contribute to dehydration if you can stay cool or you get the Hydra you may experience heat stroke which is characterized by confusion fainting seizures very high body temperature hot dry skin or extreme sweating If you experience any of these symptoms it’s a medical emergency call 911 we not practical to completely avoid the heat during a heatwave but to the set that you can stay in the air conditioning and take it easy until the weather cools down thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusive thanks for watching
2018 is on track to be the 4th-hottest year on record. Here’s everything you need to know to stay safe during the brutal summer heat.
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