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Blog/Opinion: Beat the Heat Indoors

By HHI Staff

During this time of heat emergencies in many places, here are a few tips from the U.S. CDC:

 

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Stay Cool Indoors

Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness*. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.

 

For more tips from the CDC visit:

 

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

 

[*From HHI: You may also try filling a plastic sprayer with water and misting yourself while blowing air from an electric fan onto your body. The evaporating water will provide a cooling effect.]

 

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Beat the Heat Indoors:  Created on July 1st, 2012.  Last Modified on July 1st, 2012

 

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