WSJ – Things are Heating Up!

While at the World Scout Jamboree, you should be aware of what heat does to your body to avoid problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. The WSJ app has a section under “Health and Safety” (go to “Guidebook”, scroll down to “Health and Safety”) that includes information on “Water! Aqua! L’eau!” And “Severe Heat”.

The Water Intake Guide (you received it when you checked in at the Ruby Welcome Center) provides useful information on the recommended amount of water to drink based on the level of exercise or activity, the temperature, and the humidity. Refer to this card frequently based on the type of flag that is posted. The Guidebook also provides information on the temperature range for each colored flag.

Be aware of the signs of heat-related illness and what to do in case you observe or experience them. The United States Center for Disease Control has English and Spanish versions of the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses

These charts can be accessed at:

English: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html#text
Spanish: www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/extremeheat/pdf/Heat_Related_Illness_es.pdf

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