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Health Unit Issues Heat Warning

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Media Release
July 11, 2016

Health Unit Issues Heat Warning

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a Heat Warning because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast over the next few days. Temperatures and humidex levels will be high beginning Tuesday and are expected to continue throughout Thursday.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause
dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death.

Everyone is at risk; however the following are in greater danger of
being affected:

  • Elderly
  • People with chronic illness or who take certain medications
  • Infants and preschool children
  • People who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods

During a Heat Warning, the public is strongly encouraged to check on a
neighbour or a friend who may have a greater risk of suffering
negative health consequences from the heat and humidity.

During very hot weather, everyone should take the following precautions:

  • Do not leave children, adults or pets in parked cars or sleeping
    outside in direct sunlight.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the side effects of your
    medications.
  • Drink plenty of water and 100% fruit juices throughout the day, even
    if you don’t feel very thirsty. Remember to take sips often and not to
    guzzle your drink.
  • Eat foods that have high water content such as watermelon, grapes and oranges.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola.
  • Avoid going out in the blazing sun or heat when possible. If you must
    go outside, stay in the shade as much as possible.
  • Whenever possible go to an air-conditioned room or building, including
    shopping malls and libraries
  • Wear loose fitting, light clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
  • Keep window shades or drapes drawn and blinds closed on the sunny side
    of your home.
  • Keep electric lights off or turned down low.
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with cool, wet towels.
  • Visit a local pool or beach – check for postings
    http://www.healthunit.org/water/test/beach_results.htm
  • Avoid eating heavy meals and using your oven.
  • Use fans to draw cool air at night, but do not rely on a fan as a main
    cooling device during long periods of high heat and humidity.
  • Reduce the use of personal vehicles, stop unnecessary idling; avoid
    using oil-based paints and glues, pesticides and gas-powered small
    engines.

Even short periods of exposure to high temperatures can cause health problems.  If you experience the following symptoms after exposure to extreme heat seek medical attention immediately:

  • Nausea, dizziness, blurred vision
  • Difficulty or rapid breathing
  • Severe headache or confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Fever

For more information on how to protect your health during extreme heat, visit the health unit website at www.healthunit.org. For specific health heat-related questions call the Health Action Line at: 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685. You can also connect with us at LGLHealthunit on Facebook or Twitter.

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Contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-345-5685 or 613-802-0550

Lanark Health Unit issues heat alert

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a heat alert because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast over the next few days.

Temperatures and humidex levels are expected to be high into early next week. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health.

Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Everyone is at risk; however the following are in greater danger of being affected:

    • elderly people with chronic illness or who take certain medications;
    • infants and preschool children; and
    • people who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods.

During a heat alert, the public is strongly encouraged to check on a neighbour or a friend who may have a greater risk of suffering negative health consequences from the heat and humidity.

During very hot weather, everyone should take the following precautions.

    • Do not leave children, adults or pets in parked cars or sleeping outside in direct sunlight.
    • Consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the side effects of your medications.
    • Drink plenty of water and 100% fruit juices throughout the day, even if you don’t feel very thirsty.
    • Remember to take sips often and not to guzzle your drink.
    • Eat foods that have high water content such as watermelon, grapes and oranges.
    • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola.
    • Avoid going out in the blazing sun or heat when possible. If you must go outside, stay in the shade as much as possible.
    • Whenever possible go to an air-conditioned room or building, including shopping malls and libraries
    • Wear loose fitting, light clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
    • Keep window shades or drapes drawn and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home.
    • Keep electric lights off or turned down low.
    • Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with cool, wet towels.
    • Visit a local pool or beach – check for postings
    •  Avoid eating heavy meals and using your oven.
    • Use fans to draw cool air at night, but do not rely on a fan as a main cooling device during long periods of high heat and humidity.
    • Reduce the use of personal vehicles, stop unnecessary idling; avoid using oil-based paints and glues, pesticides and gas-powered small engines.

      Even short periods of exposure to high temperatures can cause health problems. If you experience the following symptoms after exposure to extreme heat seek medical attention immediately:

    • nausea, dizziness, blurred vision;
    • difficulty or rapid breathing;
    • severe headache or confusion;
    • convulsion; and or
    • fever

For more information on how to protect your health during extreme heat, visit the health unit website at www.healthunit.org. For specific health heat-related questions call the Health Action Line at: 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345- 5685. You can also connect with us at LGLHealthunit on Facebook or Twitter.

SFPS: Operation Heat rewards children who demonstrate positive actions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 11:02 AM
posted by admin

The Smiths Falls Police Service, Smiths Falls and District Crimestoppers and Mac’s Convenience Stores have joined forces to combat crime and to reward youngsters for good deeds they perform anywhere that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Smiths Falls Police Officers that find children who demonstrate positive actions, positive behaviour and show acts of kindness toward others will be rewarded with a FREE Regular Hot Chocolate from Mac’s Convenience Stores. (Positive Ticketing)

This Campaign is to encourage young persons to obey the law and do good deeds thereby putting a Heat on crime and keeping our town safe.

Source: SFPS

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Posts Tagged ‘HEAT’

Health Unit Issues Heat Warning

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Media Release
July 11, 2016

Health Unit Issues Heat Warning

Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a Heat Warning because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast over the next few days. Temperatures and humidex levels will be high beginning Tuesday and are expected to continue throughout Thursday.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause
dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death.

Everyone is at risk; however the following are in greater danger of
being affected:

  • Elderly
  • People with chronic illness or who take certain medications
  • Infants and preschool children
  • People who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods

During a Heat Warning, the public is strongly encouraged to check on a
neighbour or a friend who may have a greater risk of suffering
negative health consequences from the heat and humidity.

During very hot weather, everyone should take the following precautions:

  • Do not leave children, adults or pets in parked cars or sleeping
    outside in direct sunlight.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the side effects of your
    medications.
  • Drink plenty of water and 100% fruit juices throughout the day, even
    if you don’t feel very thirsty. Remember to take sips often and not to
    guzzle your drink.
  • Eat foods that have high water content such as watermelon, grapes and oranges.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola.
  • Avoid going out in the blazing sun or heat when possible. If you must
    go outside, stay in the shade as much as possible.
  • Whenever possible go to an air-conditioned room or building, including
    shopping malls and libraries
  • Wear loose fitting, light clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
  • Keep window shades or drapes drawn and blinds closed on the sunny side
    of your home.
  • Keep electric lights off or turned down low.
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with cool, wet towels.
  • Visit a local pool or beach – check for postings
    http://www.healthunit.org/water/test/beach_results.htm
  • Avoid eating heavy meals and using your oven.
  • Use fans to draw cool air at night, but do not rely on a fan as a main
    cooling device during long periods of high heat and humidity.
  • Reduce the use of personal vehicles, stop unnecessary idling; avoid
    using oil-based paints and glues, pesticides and gas-powered small
    engines.

Even short periods of exposure to high temperatures can cause health problems.  If you experience the following symptoms after exposure to extreme heat seek medical attention immediately:

  • Nausea, dizziness, blurred vision
  • Difficulty or rapid breathing
  • Severe headache or confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Fever

For more information on how to protect your health during extreme heat, visit the health unit website at www.healthunit.org. For specific health heat-related questions call the Health Action Line at: 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685. You can also connect with us at LGLHealthunit on Facebook or Twitter.

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Contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-345-5685 or 613-802-0550

Lanark Health Unit issues heat alert

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a heat alert because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast over the next few days.

Temperatures and humidex levels are expected to be high into early next week. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health.

Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Everyone is at risk; however the following are in greater danger of being affected:

    • elderly people with chronic illness or who take certain medications;
    • infants and preschool children; and
    • people who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods.

During a heat alert, the public is strongly encouraged to check on a neighbour or a friend who may have a greater risk of suffering negative health consequences from the heat and humidity.

During very hot weather, everyone should take the following precautions.

    • Do not leave children, adults or pets in parked cars or sleeping outside in direct sunlight.
    • Consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the side effects of your medications.
    • Drink plenty of water and 100% fruit juices throughout the day, even if you don’t feel very thirsty.
    • Remember to take sips often and not to guzzle your drink.
    • Eat foods that have high water content such as watermelon, grapes and oranges.
    • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola.
    • Avoid going out in the blazing sun or heat when possible. If you must go outside, stay in the shade as much as possible.
    • Whenever possible go to an air-conditioned room or building, including shopping malls and libraries
    • Wear loose fitting, light clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
    • Keep window shades or drapes drawn and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home.
    • Keep electric lights off or turned down low.
    • Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with cool, wet towels.
    • Visit a local pool or beach – check for postings
    •  Avoid eating heavy meals and using your oven.
    • Use fans to draw cool air at night, but do not rely on a fan as a main cooling device during long periods of high heat and humidity.
    • Reduce the use of personal vehicles, stop unnecessary idling; avoid using oil-based paints and glues, pesticides and gas-powered small engines.

      Even short periods of exposure to high temperatures can cause health problems. If you experience the following symptoms after exposure to extreme heat seek medical attention immediately:

    • nausea, dizziness, blurred vision;
    • difficulty or rapid breathing;
    • severe headache or confusion;
    • convulsion; and or
    • fever

For more information on how to protect your health during extreme heat, visit the health unit website at www.healthunit.org. For specific health heat-related questions call the Health Action Line at: 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345- 5685. You can also connect with us at LGLHealthunit on Facebook or Twitter.

SFPS: Operation Heat rewards children who demonstrate positive actions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 11:02 AM
posted by admin

The Smiths Falls Police Service, Smiths Falls and District Crimestoppers and Mac’s Convenience Stores have joined forces to combat crime and to reward youngsters for good deeds they perform anywhere that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Smiths Falls Police Officers that find children who demonstrate positive actions, positive behaviour and show acts of kindness toward others will be rewarded with a FREE Regular Hot Chocolate from Mac’s Convenience Stores. (Positive Ticketing)

This Campaign is to encourage young persons to obey the law and do good deeds thereby putting a Heat on crime and keeping our town safe.

Source: SFPS

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