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Totana Civil Protection informed citizens in the weekly market on health recommendations to address the heat (09/07/2008)

Civil Defence volunteers in Totana reported this morning to the public on the various recommendations offered in the campaign "Look after your health.

Protect from heat, to prevent the effects of heat, which is hitting the region of Murcia, by delivering leaflets in the weekly market where you realize these tips.

In this way, volunteers have sensitized citizens on how to deal with major emergencies to prevent the effects of heat which may occur in the summer campaign as they can be muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke or dehydration.

Also, warning to those who suffer from overweight, chronic illness or are under medical treatment, take precautions and also advised to maintain a common control on the most vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures, either because of age or by a disability.

In order to avoid such situations, users are advised to keep well hydrated, drink plenty of water or fluid intake avoiding alcohol, beverages, stimulants and excess sugar.

Similarly, it is advisable to avoid high temperature environments, in addition to major physical effort under the sun and make light meals, as should eat foods high in fluids and minerals.

In case of outdoor activities, you should use protection like hats, jerseys and lotions to avoid problems in the head and skin, drink plenty of water or other liquid, in addition to acting with symptoms of heat stroke and dehydration.

Also, among other recommendations is to keep food in the refrigerator, do not leave children or elderly people inside a car with the windows closed and to help people who may be at increased risk from the effects of heat.

Finally, the guide includes a series of recommendations to consider in an emergency and report the phone number 112, made available to all citizens to see any help or information in addition to address situations in case of emergencies.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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