CDC publishes recommendations to address the persistent heat

The CDC offers the following tips to stay safe in extreme heat: Store in a cool place. The air conditioning is the best way to protect against disease and injury from heat. N If your house is not equipped with air conditioning, air conditioning to go to public such as libraries and shopping malls.Stay informed. Check local news sources for warnings of extreme heat or suggestions for safety, or register for weather alerts to your mobile phone or e-mail.

Mapping has revealed that local authorities often have characteristics of sustainability, health and the environment with their neighbors. This suggests that local authorities may need to work together on a sub-regional level to address the issues of sustainability.

SOURCE: U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, July 25, 2011

Cool drinks non-alcoholic beverages and increase fluid intake regardless of your activity level. Drink more water than usual and don t expect new thirst for drinking water. Make sure other family members, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.

Think about security. Never leave infants, children or pets in parked cars. Control of overweight people, who are more prone to heat illness because they tend to retain more body heat. Know the symptoms of heat disorders and overexposure to the sun and be prepared to provide first aid.

Be careful when you exercise or sport. Take breaks, stay hydrated and move the parties to exercise daily fresh if they can t be moved inside, Linda Degutis, director of CDC’s National Service of Prevention and control of injuries, said in a press release CDC. We encourage people to continue the sport and recreation as possible during this heat wave, but to take the necessary measures to prevent heat-related illness and injury.

Those most vulnerable to extreme heat are the elderly, infants and children, the homeless and poor, those with chronic illnesses and those who work or exercise outdoors.