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SANAS Provides hot Weather Safety Advice

With an orange alert coming into effect tomorrow and then decreasing to a yellow alert on Thursday, SANAS has provided bathers with some sensible summer advice.  Stating that prolonged and careless sun exposure is, in itself, a risk to our health, and if you want to travel to one of the several beaches to cool off keep in mind that care is of paramount importance.

SANAS recommends that you:

– Drink water or natural fruit juices, even when not thirsty, and avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages;

– Eat cold, light, and frequent meals;

– Store and transport food in the cold. Do not leave at room temperature for more than two hours;

– Wear loose-fitting clothing that covers most of your body, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, with protection against UV rays;

– Avoid direct exposure to the sun, especially between 11 a.m. and 17 p.m.

– Use sunscreen with factor 30 or more and renew its application every 2 hours and after bathing in the sea or pool;

– Keep in cool environments, at least 2 to 3 hours a day;

– In the period of greatest heat, close doors and windows, and at dusk let the air circulate through the house (use mosquito nets);

– Choose the hours of least heat for longer car trips and do not remain inside parked vehicles and exposed to the sun;

– Avoid practicing physical activity or sports that require physical effort in periods of greater heat;

– If you work outside during periods of heat, always do it accompanied;

– Stay informed and attentive to the recommendations and warnings of health and civil protection authorities.

– Cool off frequently in the sea or, if the sea does not allow it, use the shower;

– Keep an eye on the groups most vulnerable to heat, such as children, pregnant women, the elderly, the sick, sportsmen or workers;

In case of emergency call 112!

Great practical advice.

Samantha Gannon

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