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Seattle Copes With Record Temperatures

Last week, Seattle, that rainy-city-by-the-sea, had higher temperatures than Doha (we were covered by a dust storm, which held the temperatures down). The Seattle Times printed these hints on how to cope with the high temperatures.

Staying healthy in hot weather
Public Health — Seattle & King County provides these tips to stay healthy in the hot weather.

Public Health — Seattle & King County provides these tips to stay healthy in hot weather.

At home:

• Spend more time in air-conditioned places. If you don’t have air conditioning, consider visiting a library, mall, movie theater or other cool public places.

• Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.

• Dress in lightweight clothing.

• Check up on your elderly neighbors and relatives.

• Drink plenty of water or nonalcoholic beverages.

• Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

If you go outside

• Limit your direct exposure to the sun.

*• Do not leave infants, children, people with mobility challenges or pets in a parked car, even with the window rolled down.

• Avoid or reduce strenuous activity.

• Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.

• Avoid sunburn. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating.

• Check with your physician if you are concerned about heat and the specific medications you are taking. Certain medications may increase sensitivity to the heat. Do not take salt tablets unless directed to by a physician.

August 3, 2009 - Posted by | Doha, Health Issues, Qatar, Seattle, Weather

3 Comments »

  1. We do not have such tips here! I guess we got used to the heat!

    Comment by ansam518 | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. LLOOLL Ansam, actually, the newspapers publish such tips from time to time, you are probably so used to seeing them that your eyes just pass right over them.

    Here, they are telling us to wear masks to avoid silicon lung; something you get from lots of sand infecting your lungs. Yikes.

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 3, 2009 | Reply

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