Summer Season Safety Tips

Summer Season Safety Tips

PAGASA recently reported that 23 areas in the Philippines could experience dangerous heat levels with a high heat index of 42 to 44 degrees Celsius. With temperatures rising today and the scorching heat continuing, Pacific Union would like to present some safety tips to keep you safe during the summer season. 

Stay Hydrated

The importance of water and staying hydrated has never been understated, especially with the current climate. Whether indoors or outside, make sure to have a water bottle to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids. And as a way to contribute to the betterment of our environment, we’d like to suggest bringing a reusable water container while on the go.

Wear Protective Clothing

Despite the heat, it is still important to wear protective clothing that helps you block the sun’s harmful rays. Make sure your body is covered with light and comfortable clothes and wear light colors that can help bounce off the sunlight. Aside from clothing, you can also wear other protective garb such as caps or hats.

Apply Sunscreen

One of the best ways to combat the sun, sunscreen is a key item during the summer season. At the start of the day, make sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and take note of when the effects of the sunscreen will wear off so you can reapply later during the day. Applying this can prevent sunburn and protect your skin from the high heat.

Seek Shade

Another helpful tip for the summer season is to seek shade as much as possible. You can take shelter through trees, buildings, indoors, or even bring your own shade by taking an umbrella with you wherever you go.

Avoid Heat Stress

Heat stress is a serious condition that can happen when exposed to the high temperatures of the sun. Make sure to take note of the symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, and fatigue as you may be experiencing heat stress. Knowing the warning signs may be the difference between life and death.

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