California Department of Public Health: Summer Heat Safety Stay Informed PSA

ProducerCalifornia Department of Public Health
DescriptionIt's summertime in California. And with climate change, it can get extremely hot, extremely fast, and for long periods of time. Summer heat waves can be dangerous, especially for people who may be more sensitive to the heat. That includes young children, older adults, people with chronic diseases, outdoor workers, people who are unhoused and those who are pregnant when the heat is on. Be prepared to stay cool on a hot day. Take a short, cool shower or stay in an air conditioned area. If you don't have an air conditioner, visit a cooling center, a shopping mall, or a public building like a library, wear long sleeved, lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. When outside, wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 reapplying every 2 hours. Plan your outdoor activities before 10 a.m. or in the evening. If you must be outside, rest often in shady areas and drink plenty of water. Check local news for extreme heat alerts and keep in touch with others, especially older adults and those who may be more vulnerable to the heat. Know the warning signs of heat related illness. If you feel any of these symptoms, move to a cooler location immediately. If symptoms persist. Seek medical attention. Dehydration can be a big problem in extreme heat. Don't wait until you're thirsty. Drink water early and often. Summer fruits and vegetables contain water. Salads will help you feel light and hydrated. Okay. Californians have a happy, healthy and safe summer.
DateAugust 4, 2023
AiringWednesday, October 9 - 3:30pm on CMAC 1