How To Stay Safe In This Week’s Heat Wave

Dr. Laura Burke, an emergency medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston says to say safe in high temperatures you should limit strenuous outdoor activity and take frequent breaks if it can’t be avoided. You should do your best to stay indoors in a cool area, drink plenty of water, and refrain from leaving children and pets in hot cars, even for a short period of time. Also, you shouldn’t just drink when you’re thirsty– you should be drinking about two glasses of water per hour if you’re out in high temperatures. You should also be aware that the symptoms of heat stroke include confusion and neurological distress– if you catch someone showing those symptoms you should get them to a medical professional as soon as you can.