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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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May 31, 2013

Heat Awareness

 As summer draws near, it is time to prepare for heat awareness. A week ago (May 24, 2013) was NWS NOAA Heat Awareness Day. It is important during these extremely hot days that you take care of your body. Also, know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stress. Please remember to stay cool, drink plenty of water, and keep up-to-date about heat advisories in your area. Being knowledgeable and aware of extreme heat is very important.  Please keep informed and inform others!  

 

To become more prepared visit the CDC’s website for Emergency Preparedness and Response:   http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat Related Illness

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/extremeheat/warning.html

 

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety  http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp

 

For more helpful information from the EPA, go to: http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/itdhpfehe/itdhpfehe_english_2007_10.pdf

 

 

Categories: Advocacy, Climate Change, Eco-Justice, Environment, Environmental Health

Tags: advisory, awareness, climate change, extreme heat, heat, may, summer


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