Intense heat can cause serious health problems, especially in children, such as hyperthermia and skin burns from the sun.
In Lavras, municipal school units strictly follow measures to reduce the effects of heat.
Check out some actions that are encouraged to reduce physical discomfort caused by heat:
• Children are advised to take their water bottle to school to increase consumption;
• Wear light, light-colored clothing
• Apply sunscreen, wear a hat or cap
• Pay attention to signs of heatstroke, such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and mental confusion.
Some schools, such as CEMEI Antonina Guimarães Carvalho, have used the green area more to carry out activities with children.
At Escola Municipal Padre Dehon, teachers encourage the consumption of fruit and leisure activities take place in the shade, avoiding exposure to the sun.
Another situation that deserves extra care is dengue fever. High temperatures can encourage mosquito infestation, which is also a transmitter of several other diseases.