Extreme heat conditions can cause a number of related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
In a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty, Human Resources shares tips from the Canadian Red Cross to help protect yourself and your family during a heat wave:
- Ensure you wear sunscreen, as sunburned skin reduces the body’s ability to cool itself.
- Drink plenty of cool fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid caffeine and alcohol because they can cause dehydration.
- If you have pets, check on them frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
- Slow down, stay indoors ,and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.