Well, the American East Coast heatwave is officially in full force. AccuWeather expects that
the oppressive heat gripping the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will hold strong through the middle of the week. While temperatures will come down a bit Thursday into Friday, rising humidity will keep it feeling uncomfortably hot.
If you need to venture outdoors, use common sense and follow top sun safety tips issued by the Environmental Working Group: wear sunscreen; stay out of the sun whenever possible or make shade; wear more clothes rather than less. Here, in addition to shirts, shorts or pants that help shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, the EWG specifically lists hats and sunglasses (the latter “protect your eyes from UV radiation, a cause of cataracts”) as items you should make sure to wear.
I for one have no problem putting on a hat or cap when leaving the house — I tend to misplace my sunglasses, though, and have been keeping an extra pair in the car just in case. Cataracts are serious, to be sure, but there’s also all that wrinkle-making squinting to be reckoned with.
Thanks for reading,
CEO Hartford York
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