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TIPS FOR CROSSING THE CANICLE

01.07.2018

TIPS FOR CROSSING THE CANICLE

If the weather forecast for the weekend coincides, the mercury will exceed 30 degrees Celsius
Saturday and Sunday and the temperature will be much higher because of the humidity
important. In anticipation of these days of heat wave, the Department of Public Health of Montérégie
recalls the precautions to be taken to avoid suffering from heat-related discomfort.

SLOW, REPLACE, REFRESH

Public health authorities recommend:

drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day (or as directed by the doctor, if applicable);

spend at least 2 hours a day in an air-conditioned or cool place (such as a shopping center,
library or other);

take at least one bath or shower a day or refresh the skin several times with
wet washcloth;

reduce physical effort

wear light clothing.

BE ATTENTIVE TO VULNERABLE PEOPLE

During periods of extreme heat, some people are more likely to suffer from discomfort.
This is particularly the case for children under 5, the elderly, people in loss
autonomy, people with chronic illnesses or mental health problems.

"When it's very hot, it's a great idea to visit our loved ones who are losing their independence or who live alone to make sure they're doing well," says Dr. Julie Loslier, Director of Public Health for Montérégie.

Headaches, muscle cramps, exhaustion, dehydration and temperature elevated body are several symptoms associated with heat.

For more information on the effects of intense heat on health and precautions
recommended, the public is invited to consult the websites www.sante.gouv.qc.ca/
(http://www.sante.gouv.qc.ca/) or www.santemonteregie.qc.ca/santepublique
(Http://www.santemonteregie.qc.ca/santepublique). It is also possible to communicate with the
Info-Santé Info-Social service by dialing 811

Valerie Legault