Wednesday, July 19, 2006

36C in the shade

How to survive the heat.

BBC News Online says the heatwave has resulted in health warnings for the elderly and vulnerable.

The Times says the gritters will be out to cover the roads to stop them melting.

How are you surviving the heat?


At Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:58:00 am, Blogger trevor said...

dag, Melbourne.Change your daily routine
eg:exercise in the morning,shop early, choose an easy meal preparation which doesn't require long stove/oven use,drink plenty of water-for any alcoholic drink balance it with a glass of water, walk dogs in the morning only, wear a hat (without corks!, read.
Extra salt NOT needed. Cheers,

At Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:44:00 am, Blogger David Brewer said...

More from the Daily Telegraph.

Amid claims that temperatures reached 117F (47.2C) on the Tube, one academic warned that passengers could literally cook to death if stranded for a long period in a tunnel. "Once the body reaches a temperature of 43-44C, organs start to cook or denature," said Professor Bill Keatinge, Emeritus Professor at Queen Mary College Medical School, University of London.

"The brain is worst-affected. It happens very quickly and is irreversible, causing severe damage if not death. I would advise the elderly, the overweight and those with heart trouble to avoid the Underground," added the professor, who worked with the Department of Health on its heatwave plan. London Underground would not comment on reports that a temperature of 117F was recorded on the Central Line on Monday.


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