It's Hot Outside!
July 6, 2010
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Take action to protect yourself and others during the summer heat! The American Red Cross has some good information on protecting yourself and others during a heat wave: http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/HeatWave.pdf .
Tips for those working outside (and their supervisors) may be found on the IUPUI Environmental Health and Safety website here. The signs and symptoms of Heat Rash, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke are important to know during the hot summer months, or for anyone working or playing, or even just being in an unusually warm situation.
Tomorrow (July 7, 2010) has been declared a KNOZONE Action Day, because the air quality forecast indicates that air pollution levels may be high tomorrow. The region's air quality may become unhealthy for individuals who are sensitive to air pollutants, including:
•People with breathing-related illnesses, such as asthma
•Those who are active outdoors
The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability encourages sensitive groups to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors on Knozone Air Quality Action Days. People who have any concerns about how air pollution affects their health should seek the advice of a physician.