There has been a lot of discussion in the Australian media lately about heat waves.
So what is the problem?
Besides being really draining and uncomfortable heat waves are a major source of harm to people, not just because of bush fires, but as events that lead to illness, hospitalisations and sometimes death!
The Bureau of Meteorology set up the Heatwave Service to inform and alert us to the danger that will be an on-going threat.
“In the last 200 years, severe and extreme heatwaves have taken more lives than any other natural hazard in Australia. For example, during the 2009 Victorian bushfires, 173 people perished as a direct result of the fires; however 374 people lost their lives in the heatwave that occurred before the bushfires.”
The Climate Council has useful tips on how to deal with heatwaves and their effects, in their Be Prepared and Stay Safe guide. Their take home messages are:
We think they should add WrapMeCool® to their list.
Invest in a WrapMeCool for yourself and your loved ones — it will definitely help you stay cool and avoid becoming over-heated.
We are on a mission to help people have a better present moment and therefore a better life.
Thank you for sharing our blog with anyone you know who is dealing with the discomfort of heat sensitivity.
Our aim is to DONATE Perfectly Imperfect WrapMeCools to organisations that already support financially disadvantaged people in their communities. We’re proud to have already found our first recipient.
Following the recent bush fires in Australia, we teamed up with the Salvation Army to assist in their goal of providing hope, dignity and respect by the provision of practical and emotional support to others.
It seems that the whole world has experienced increased heat during recent summers. 🥵 The Australian BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) reports a year over year increase in average temperatures for the last five consecutive years. Nine of the hottest 10 years on record have occurred since 2005!
Here are the top five tips for using your WrapMeCool to make heatwaves more bearable and help prevent heat stress.
WrapMeCool® is designed to be worn over the arms.
Measure as shown in the picture making sure the tape measure is across the bust line and outside the arms.
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