Bpt. health director warns residents to be cautious in extreme heat

The heat wave continues Monday in southwestern Connecticut and health experts are warning residents to take precautions to avoid heat exhaustion. If you are going to be outside, Bridgeport Health Director

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2006, 6:43 PM

Updated 6,518 days ago

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Bpt. health director warns residents to be cautious in extreme heat
The heat wave continues Monday in southwestern Connecticut and health experts are warning residents to take precautions to avoid heat exhaustion.
If you are going to be outside, Bridgeport Health Director Dr. Marian Evans says pace yourself and try to stay in the shade if possible. She says small children and the elderly are especially susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And people with asthma, respiratory problems or emphysema should not spend a lot of time outdoors.
To cool down, Dr. Evans recommends taking a cold bath or shower and staying hydrated. If you don't have air conditioning at home and are looking to cool off you can head to the mall, the movies, and even government buildings.


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