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Staying hydrated and avoiding heat stroke as the heat index approaches 120 degrees!

The US Southwest is sizzling as temperatures approach 120 degrees today,( July 24, 2018). Temperatures approached 120 degrees in parts of the U.S. Southwest on Monday, ( July 23, 2018), and forecasters said this week could bring the region’s hottest weather of the year. Phoenix reached a sweltering 115 degrees (46 Celsius), which broke the previous daily record, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory was in effect for west Texas and southeast New Mexico into Monday evening, with high temperatures well into the triple digits, the service said. Afternoon school bus service was canceled Monday in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where the mercury climbed to 105 degrees (41 Celsius). Forecasters issued excessive heat warnings to much of Arizona, including parts of Grand Canyon National Park, and extended into areas of Southern California and Nevada.The operator of California’s electrical grid to call for voluntary conservation of power Tuesday and Wednesday due to high temperatures in much of the West. Parts of Utah were also issued an excessive heat warning with temperatures this week expected to approach 109 degrees (43 Celsius). The weather service said the warning for Utah’s Dixie and Lake Powell regions will be in effect Tuesday through Thursday. The National Weather Service uses a complicated formula that varies from region to region to declare an excessive heat warning, including close to record-breaking temperatures. Forecasters say southern Arizona will swelter through temperatures from 112 to 119 degrees through Wednesday. Some of the highest temperatures over the next few days were expected in Phoenix, and officials are cautioning people to stay hydrated and take advantage of cooler indoor buildings. Maricopa County public health officials say 155 people died in the Phoenix area last year from heat-caused illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.   Heat-related illnesses occur when your body can’t keep itself cool. As the temperature rises, your body dissolves sweat to stay cool. On hot, humid days, the increased moisture in the air slows down this process. When your body can’t cool, your temperature rises and you can become ill. Hot weather and exercise are the main causes of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. In hot settings, you need to be mindful of the temperature outside. The heat index is not the same as the temperature. It measures the air temperature plus the effects of humidity. A heat index of 90°F or higher is dangerous. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures increases your risk of heat-related illnesses.

If a person is displaying known heat illness symptoms, take their temperature. A reading of 104°F or more means they probably have heatstroke. You should call 911 and get medical care right away. There are many things you can do to prevent heat-related illnesses. Babies, children, and elderly people are more sensitive to heat and require extra attention. You also are at greater risk if you are ill or obese, or have heart disease. People who work outside or in a hot setting also are at risk of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Don’t go outside when the temperature and heat index are high. If possible, stay indoors in air-conditioned areas. If you must go outside, take the following precautions.

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat or using an umbrella.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
  • Avoid or limit drinks that contain caffeine (such as tea, coffee, and soda) or alcohol.
  • Schedule outdoor activities for cooler times of the day — before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
  • Take frequent breaks from the heat and outdoor activities.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration and lack of salt contribute to heat-related illnesses. Some sports drinks can help replenish the salt in your body lost through sweating. Drink water or other fluids every 15 to 20 minutes, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If your urine is clear, you are probably drinking enough fluids. Dark-colored urine is a sign that you’re dehydrated.

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Everpure Residential H-300 Drinking Water System


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Features of the Everpure H-300 Drinking Water System include:

  • Part Number: EV927076
    • .5 micron
    • Overall Dimensions: 22” H x 5” Diameter
    • Rated Capacity: 300 gallons (1,135 Litres)
    • Built in water shut off allows for easier cartridge changes
    • Exclusive Micro-Pure filtering material coats the pleated surface inside the cartridge
    • Retains vital minerals found naturally in water to ensure the health and delicious clean, crisp taste of your water
    • Chlorine, taste & odor, sediment, lead and cyst reduction
    • VOCs, volatile organic chemicals including THMs
    • Removes dirt and cloudiness including particles as small .5 micron by mechanical means
    • Removes particulates including oxidized iron, manganese and sulfides
    • Adsorbs common earthy, moldy, fish tastes, and odors
    • Enhanced KDF media to inhibit scale build-up that can damage equipment
    • Commercial grade filtration, Everpure signature metal canister protects the filter from splitting or bursting
    • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 chemical reduction and 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
    • Uses replacement H-300 replacement water filter cartridge (EV927072)

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