Heat wave and moving day hit Montreal

Dr. Mitch Shulman tells you how to stay safe if you're moving in the heat

Environment Canada has issued a warm weather warning in Montreal and there are things to keep in mind if you're moving in the heat.

“This is probably the worst day to move ever, thunder showers are supposed to start and the humidity is crazy,” a group moving in Verdun told CJAD.

CJAD health expert Dr. Mitch Shulman says you'll need to give yourself extra time if you're moving because you'll need to take breaks.

“You could be in the greatest shape, it has nothing to do with it, it takes your body two weeks, even longer, to acclimatise to high heat and high humidity.”

He says it’s important to stay hydrated and take refuge in air conditioning for one to two hours at a time.

If you do get dizzy, light headed, sick to your stomach, confused or have a headache, you may have hyperthermia.

“Whenever that happens get them into the cool, fan them, spray water on them, get them to cool down, if their core body temperature has shot up, you do need to get them to an emergency room by calling 911.”

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