The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has reported that the high temperature wave that affects a large part of the country is in critical condition. The extreme heat will arrive this Thursday and Friday extending even to Saturday, with maximums that would exceed 40 degrees.
This sweltering heat wave and great health risks, added to the meteorological forecasts that indicate that our country could become one of the hottest places on the planet, due in part to the “La Niña” phenomenon.
Excessive exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer and therefore from the Municipality we recommend:
- Avoid exposure between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and stay in ventilated spaces.
- Use sunscreen with a factor of 50 UBV (UVA) and renew it every 2 hours and after getting out of the water.
- Completely avoid exposure to the sun of children under 1 year. Those who are older than that age can be in the sun only at permitted times and with the necessary protection.
- Wear light clothing, sunglasses, and hats.
- If you do any physical activity, do it in the less hot hours, wearing loose, light and light-colored clothing. Always carry a bottle of water to hydrate yourself, being very important do not wait until you are thirsty. Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise.
People most at risk are:
- Under 5 years old, and even more so, under 1 year old.
- Those who suffer from chronic diseases (within them, heart, kidney, mental or neurological).
- Infants with fever from another cause or diarrhea.
- People with obesity or malnutrition.
- Those with sunburned skin.
- Those who abuse alcoholic beverages and / or narcotics.
- Older people, over 65 years old.
Tips to refresh the body:
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Do not drink beverages with alcohol or caffeine.
- Spray yourself with cold water, then sit in front of a stream of fresh air.
- Find shady places.
- Place cold cloths on neck or armpits.
Faced with intense thirst and dry mouth, temperature higher than 39º C, excessive sweating, feeling of suffocating heat, dry skin, exhaustion, dizziness or fainting, stomach pains, lack of appetite, nausea or vomiting, headaches, among others , you should act as follows:
- Seek immediate medical assistance.
- Move the affected person to the shade, to a cool and quiet place.
- Try to cool her off, wet her clothes, and give her cool water to drink.
To counter the climate change in Gualeguaychú, the program “Arbolar Guale“, Which consists of the reforestation of public spaces such as parks, squares and schools, through participation in talks on environmental awareness and native tree plantations with students of different levels, institutions, neighborhood commissions and other interested groups.
From the Federal Environment Council (Co.Fe.MA) and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, declared the igneous emergency throughout the national territory for one year, depending on the extreme risk of forest and grassland fires, due to periods of prolonged droughts, running dry seasons in each season and seasons without rain.
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