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Heat IQ Quiz 

Now is the Time to Think Cool!

HEAT RESPONSE PLANS WILL BE NECESSARY FOR EVERYONE AS EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BLAST THROUGH THE U.S. AND ACROSS THE GLOBE. 

1) Take our #HEATIQ Quiz 

2) Craft a Personalized Cooling Plan, and 

3) Stay Ahead of the Heat Now 

 

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Question 1) I’m young and healthy, I’ll just work or play until I can’t anymore, heat won’t bother me.   
(True/False)

Question 2) If I suffer heat exhaustion or heat stress today, I’ll rest and be fine tomorrow.   
(True/False)

Question 3) Certain medical conditions can increase my risk of heat-related illness. 
(True/False)

Question 4) A significant number of medications, many of which are over the counter, can reduce my tolerance to heat. 
(True/False)

Question 5) If you had a heat-related illness once, it is more likely to occur again.   
(True/False)

Question 6) Direct sunlight can increase the heat index (or “feels like” temperature) up to 13.5 degrees.   
(True/False)

Question 7) For a significant portion of the US, humidity can raise the “feels like” temperature 7-16 degrees on a normal day.   
(True/False)

Question 8) Drinking water will prevent heat-related illness.   
(True/False)

Question 9) Cooling Vests with cooling packs, work just as well in humid environments as arid environments.   
(True/False)

Question 10) Different environments and situations require different strategies for cooling.   
(True/False)

 

Answers

1) (FALSE) Regardless of age, the stress imposed by heat on our bodies has lasting consequences. Once you realize you are overheating, it is too late to avoid some of those harmful effects.  Read more in Part 1: Introduction to Crafting a Personalized Cooling Plan

2) (FALSE) Fatigue can linger for days, sometimes it can be debilitating. That’s why advance planning is necessary. Read more in Part 2: Why a Cooling Plan is important

3) (TRUE) Conditions like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, fibromyalgia, and POTS can dramatically affect our relationship with the heat. Read more in Part 3: Personal Risk Factors for Heat Stress

4) (TRUE) Common drugs like antihistamines and antidepressants can change the way heat impacts us, along with many other medications. Read more in Part 3: Personal Risk Factors for Heat Stress

5) (TRUE) If you had a heat-related illness once, it is more likely to occur again. Read more in Part 3: Personal Risk Factors for Heat Stress

6) (TRUE) Direct sunlight can increase the heat index (or “feels like” temperature) up to 13.5 degrees. Read more in Part 4: Environmental Risk Factors for Heat Stress

7) (TRUE) For a significant portion of the US, humidity can raise the “feels like” temperature 7-16 degrees on a normal day. Cooling Vests are the only cooling gear that works in hot humid environments. Read more in Part 4: Environmental Risk Factors for Heat Stress

8) (FALSE)  Drinking any fluids only will not prevent heat-related illness. Fluids help replenish water and nutrients, but don't reduce the stress on your heart as it tries to expel the heat. Read more in Part 5: Factors I can control that affect heat related illness

9) (TRUE) Cooling Vests, like the ThermApparel UnderCool, are some of the only cooling gear that are effective in humid conditions. Part 6: Creating a Cooling Toolbox

10) (TRUE) Different environments or activities will cause major changes to the best tools to help you stay cool. Having a Cooling Plan will make it easy to adapt to different situations. Read more in Part 7: Making Your Cooling Plan

 

How did you do?

0-3 correct answers

YOU'RE ON FIRE!
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4-6 correct answers

Great Job! You're Just Chillin'! 
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7-10 correct answers

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