07 Jul '12, 3pm

Tips for staying cool in this HOT HOT weather! Be safe, everyone!!

Triple-digit summertime temperatures are a fact of life in parts of California. Heat can be a killer if you're not careful and play it cool. Here are things to remember when the temperatures start to soar. Most healthy adults can cope with heat; their bodies are able to maintain normal temperatures...up to a point. The body maintains its temperature primarily through sweating. When body heat rises above the norm, the brain causes the blood vessels in the skin to dilate, providing increased blood flow at the surface of the body and supplying increased fluids to make sweat. As perspiration evaporates, it cools the surface of the body and lowers body temperature. If the humidity is higher, it is more difficult for the body to perspire normally. Here are five ideas to keep your house and yourself cool: If your area cools off in the evening, take advantage of the cool evenings ...

Full article: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/staycool.html

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