Extreme Heat Safety
Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such as libraries or malls.
Wear light-colored, light-weight clothing. Use hats with brims and sunscreen for more protection.
Drink plenty of fluids. (Avoid alcohol and caffeine.)
Whenever possible, schedule outdoor events (public gatherings, sporting events) early in the morning when it's cooler and the air quality is better.
The elderly, small children, and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat. Call and check on friends, family, and neighbors.
Signs of dehydration include being thirsty, dry mouth, feeling tired, dizziness, headache, dry skin, dark yellow urine.
Anyone showing signs of heat stroke (altered mental state, not sweating, nausea) should seek medical attention immediately.
Planning a trip outside the United States? Certain shots may be required or recommended. Our pharmacists can provide immunizations and answer any your questions.
Protect yourself from exposure to the sun's rays and reduce your risk of sunburn, skin cancer, and heat stress. We provide a selection of sunblocks in our stores!
Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and both UVA and UVB protection before you go outside, even on cloudy days.
Reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating or after staying outside for more than two hours.
Wear clothing, sunglasses, and a hat with a wide brim to protect exposed skin.
Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
Drink plenty of fluids.