Heat wave in Paris and Île-de-France: advice and recommendations

By Caroline J., Rizhlaine F., Graziella L. Photos by My B. Posted Jun 14, 2022 07:56 AM

In this very sunny month of June, a new wave of heat hit the Paris region. If the sight of good weather is something to delight, these rises in temperature nevertheless carry risks for our health. Here are the recommendations and advice to follow in hot weather.

heat wave alert : I’parisian summer is once again marked by temperature rises which carry risks. Sunstroke, dehydration, malaise, even death… too high temperatures are not without consequences. So, to cope with the heat wave and this new episode of heat expected at Paris and Île-de-Francehere are the recommendations and advice to follow:

– Drink water regularly without waiting to be thirsty
– Refresh regularly throughout the day by moistening the face and body
– eat enough
– Avoid drinking alcohol
– Avoid going out during the hottest hours
– Avoid peak hours in transport
– Choose cool places
– Avoid physical activities
– Close windows and shutters during the day
– Contact your attending physician and seek advice regarding your health problems and treatments
– Be attentive to elderly, disabled or fragile people who are isolated during heat waves: check in on them regularly and encourage them to register on the lists offered by town halls so that they can benefit from the help of volunteers.

Among the most vulnerable to these heat wavesthere are in particular those over 65, children (especially those under 4), people who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, those suffering from chronic or acute illnesses or even people taking medication that may affect their ability to adapt. to heat such as diuretics or neuroleptics.

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