Another Hot Day; Stay Hydrated

Written on July 7, 2020

Sweltering heat continues today.

 

Actual temperatures will be in the low to mid 90’s but heat index readings could be as high as 100 this afternoon when factoring in the humidity.

 

Dehydration is a primary contributor to heat exhaustion.

 

When working in the heat, you should drink 8 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes. That translates to 24 to 32 ounces per hour.

 

Water is the best as it will almost always maintain hydration in the heat as long as you eat regular meals to replace salt lost in sweat.

 

Alcohol can cause dehydration.

 

Drinking alcohol within 24 hours of working in the heat can increase the risk for heat illness.


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