Heat And Humidity, A Dangerous Combination

Heat And Humidity, A Dangerous Combination

The combination of high heat and humidity can be a dangerous combination. ABC 36's Meteorologist Mark Stitz explains why and what you can do to protect your family.
The combination of heat and humidity can be a dangerous combination.

When sweat evaporates, it cools your body, but in humid weather, sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly.

This slows the rate that your body cools itself off, which can be dangerous in the summer.

To help stay cool, avoid working outside in the high heat of the afternoon by doing your outdoor work in the early morning or late in the day.

If you have to work outside, take frequent breaks in the shade and stay hydrated, but avoid drinks with caffeine and alcohol.

Drink water even if you don't feel thirsty.

It's also a good idea to wear light clothing and light-colored clothing.

More than 20 people work outside washing and drying cars at Jeff's Car Wash on Nicholasville Road in Lexington.

The crew takes frequent breaks and drinks water throughout the day while washing an average of 500 cars a day.
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