The heat wave continues in Saskatchewan, with the temperature reaching over 30 and even 40 degrees throughout the week, there's no denying it's been hot in the friendly city.

One question many people are probably asking themselves; what is too hot?

Although there are no laws to enforce the shutdown of work sites in extreme temperatures, Chief Medical Health Officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Dr. Lanre Medu, says precautions still need to be taken.

"For making a general recommendation, it's about 32 degrees, but for individuals who are experienced and work outdoors, during periods of excessive heat the recommendation is when the excessive heat period starts to reduce your workload to about to about half of the usual duration."

Dr. Medu adds that if the workers gradually add in more hours throughout the days, their bodies will acclimatize to the heat in about two weeks.

These suggestions are highly recommended, as your body will shut down on if exposed in the heat too long, according to Dr.Medu.

"When you try to push yourself, you can only push so far. At some point, your body will get to a point where it's unable to cope. the coping mechanism of the body will not be able to compensate any longer and that is when you have symptoms of heat exhaustion and down the road, heat stroke."

He notes that the best way to protect your body from the heat is to stay in shade, spend as little time outside as possible, and of course, drink lots of water. Also adding if you know anyone that is unable to leave their house due to physical reasons, to go and check on them throughout the heat wave to ensure that everyone is safe.

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