Health & Wellness

Region Prepares For Second High Heat Day

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – South Brunswick and Cranbury are among the towns preparing for a second day of high temperatures and high humidity.

According to the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, a Heat Advisory is in effect for most of the state through 8 p.m. tonight with temperatures forecast to reach 90 or more by the afternoon.

With high humidity, the actual heat index (what it feels like) could reach more than 100, according to the agency.

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Citizens are advised to wear light weight, loose fitting clothing and to reschedule strenuous activities outside until later in the afternoon or evening.

Those working outside are advised to take plenty of breaks in either a shady area or inside an air conditioned space.

People are also advised to drink plenty of water and to be aware of the symptoms for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Heat stroke is a medically serious condition that results in a prolonged exposure to high temperatures and is usually accompanied by dehydration, according to the WebMD website.

The body’s core temperature reaches above 105 degrees Fahrenheit and can kill or damage the brain and other organs.

According to the site, symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation and possibly a loss of consciousness or a coma.

According to the National Weather Service, someone overcome by the heat should be immediately to a cool and shaded location and 911 should be called if it is suspected the person is suffering from heat stroke.

Children and pets should not be left inside a vehicle, which can reach a lethally high temperature in minutes, according to the agency.

In addition to the heat, the agency is also advising that the air quality may pose difficulties for people with respiratory problems.

The agency said the main pollutant that could cause problems is ground-level Ozone.

The gas, which is normally found high in the Earth’s atmosphere (six-30 miles up) forms a protective layer that shields the planet from the harmful rays from the Sun.

At ground-level, however, it can cause breathing problems for people with respiratory conditions, like asthma, according to the agency.

The agency expects the high ground-level Ozone rates to continue into tomorrow (Tuesday), according to the service.

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