Heat-Related Illness

If you’re not a fan of the weather in North Carolina–just wait a few minutes and it will change! NC is known for weather that changes quickly and frequently.  However, it’s important to realize that heat-related illnesses don’t take long to develop–especially with the sort of heat and humidity that is common to much of the state during warmer months. In order to prevent heat-related illnesses such a heat-cramps, heat-stroke, and heat-exhaustion, take frequent breaks in the shade and drink water often.  Most water consumption guidelines suggest at least 8oz of water for every 20 minutes of outdoor work. That’s 1.5 gallons of water for an 8-hour workday!