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Hot weather safety tips from HBS


Boy, is it hot today! Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90’s, but may not feel like it due to a light wind and low humidity. Some heat wave safety tips:

1. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CAR TO ENSURE NO ONE IS LEFT INSIDE! Take the extra few seconds to ensure no one is left in a situation that can become deadly in minutes.
2. Ensure you are drinking at least 3 liters of water per day, especially if hiking, engaging in water activity, or spending any appreciable time outdoors.
3. Wear a hat to protect your head and face from the sun.
Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions that can cause severe and long term damage – and even death. Should you or someone nearby feel any of the symptoms below, first try to cool down the patient by bringing them into shade, or indoors, and having them drink lots of cold water (not fizzy drinks or caffeine) and immediately call Hatzala Beit Shemesh at 02.999.999.2:
  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat

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