Health Tip: Working in Extreme Heat
(HealthDay News) -- Outdoor workers are more likely to become dehydrated and have heat-related illnesses, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC recommends that people working in extreme heat:
Drink water. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink.
Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.
Wear and reapply sunscreen.
If possible, work earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat.
Wear a brimmed hat and loose, light clothing.
Learn how to spot heat-related illness.
If you feel faint or weak, stop working and get to a cool place.
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