Prevent Heatstroke for Low Income Families

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Using air conditioning in summer can be helpful but cost. Is there anything to do or any organization to seek help from for low income families?



Stay cool and hydrated


This is one of the most important tips that anyone should follow. More importantly:


Staying hydrated means you need to drink more water than usual, and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Give yourself some rules to drink 8 – 10 cups of water each day on a regular pace.



Do NOT just rely on fans because it won’t help prevent heatstroke if the temperature is really high.


To know more information, click here: 3 Steps to Keep Heatstroke Away I: Precautions


Learn how to recognize early symptoms


Follow the steps and seek medical care immediately if you or your friend has symptoms or early symptoms of heatstroke. To know more information, click here: 3 Steps to Keep Heatstroke Away II: Early Symptoms


If air conditioning is not available


Contact Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.


Spending several hours in malls or other public buildings with air conditioning.



Take cool showers or baths.



A heatstroke may happen to everyone. Phone your friends or neighbors to make sure they’re doing the same.

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