Attention: Health risk heat
18 July 2022
Very high temperatures are expected again at the beginning of this week. Here are the most important tips to protect yourself and others from the heat.
- Drink at least 1.5 litres of water / tea per day.
- Spend several hours a day in cool places or in the shade.
- Keep your activities to a minimum during the hottest hours of the day.
- Eat foods with a high water content (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, etc.), which help the body retain moisture.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks such as coffee, black or green tea.
- During the day, darken rooms with curtains or blinds and keep windows closed.
- Cool down your body by taking showers or partial baths (e.g. of the hands or feet).
- Regularly check on elderly people around you and make sure they drink enough.
- You live alone and are 75 years or older? Then you can register for the heat action plan (Plan canicule) from the Ministry of Health and the Red Cross by calling 27 55.