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Officials give tips for staying cool, avoiding heat-related illnesses this summer

SALT LAKE CITY — With temperatures coming near 100 levels, individuals who spend time out of doors want to take precautions to steer clear of heat-related illnesses.

“We’re sweating all the time when it’s hot outside, but it evaporates off our bodies so quickly that we kind of forget sometimes that we are losing a substantial amount of water, usually all the time when we’re outside,” stated Eric Holmes, paramedic and spokesperson for the Unified Fire Department.

Holmes stated calls for heat-related illnesses spike this time of yr. He stated other people must start ingesting water ahead of they even really feel thirsty to steer clear of dehydration.

“Our bodies are over 70 percent water. (It’s) very important to replenish it in our bodies at all times every day,” he stated. “Make sure we’re drinking tons of water. Make sure you’re taking adequate breaks from both the sun and manual labor outside.”

Nikki Kubinski has been a mail service for a number of years. Their vehicles aren’t air-conditioned, in order that they get a hold of their very own cooling programs. She freezes water bottles the evening ahead of, so she all the time has cool water on her 22-mile direction. She additionally carries a twig bottle to chill down between stops.

“I’ll be dry by the time I get to my next stop, but it’s refreshing for a minute,” she stated.

Several individuals who reside throughout Salt Lake County have houses with out air con. If your own home turns into unbearably scorching, the county has opened Cool Zones at a number of senior facilities and libraries.

Check the Salt Lake County website for extra details about Cool Zones close to you.

Officials give tips for staying cool, avoiding heat-related illnesses this summer Sean Moody, KSL TV

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