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June 2022 Newsletter
Summer is finally here and things are starting to heat up!
  Summer has finally arrived and air conditioners across the Southland are firing up. While the rest of the nation is experiencing a deadly heatwave, we residents of SoCal are experiencing comparatively mild increases in heat. But it probably will not be long before temperatures start flirting with the triple digits. Don't wait until then to start learning how to protect you and your family from the summer heat.
 
  During the summer months we need to take extra caution when we are doing outdoor activities.  If you have any demolition or hauling projects that are beyond your DIY abilities, we have you covered! Scroll all the way to the bottom for our Summertime special!

  Here are a few important reminders when it comes to working (or playing) outdoors this Summer:
Protect Yourself From The Heat!
Stay hydrated: Water is vital for our bodies in many ways. It's needed for transporting nutrients to and waste from each of our cells. It helps regulate our body temperature and heartbeat, aids in digestion, provides protection for organs and other tissues, and is essential for our brains to function normally. It can even aid in weight loss. Without enough water we can experience fatigue, muscle cramping, loss of appetite, and of course thirst.
 
  While most doctors agree that there is no set daily intake that applies to everyone, a good rule of thumb from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is approximately 91 ounces (2.7 liters) of water each day for women and approximately 125 ounces (3.7 liters) for men. But remember, avoid alcohol, sugary drinks, and beverages that contain caffeine as these will actually contribute to dehydration! Drink throughout the day rather than all at one time, especially during physical exertion, if sweating profusely, or when feeling thirsty.
Avoid heat injury: While Summer is the time for increased fun in the sun, it is also the time of increased heat injury such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. These conditions are caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures, especially when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity.

  Heat cramps are painful, involuntary muscle spasms that can affect any muscles engaged in strenuous activity. Heat exhaustion often displays symptoms like muscle cramps, nausea, headache, fatigue, cool/moist skin with goosebumps when in the heat, heavy sweating, faintness/dizziness, weak/rapid pulse, and low blood pressure upon standing. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke. Heatstroke can begin with the symptoms described for heat exhaustion, but also include high body temperature (104 F/ 40 C), hot/dry skin, vomiting, flushed skin, and rapid breathing. If left untreated, heatstroke can be deadly.

  Fortunately, heat injury is preventable. First, remember to stay hydrated as mentioned before. Take breaks often when working or during strenuous physical activity. Limit your exposure to direct sun and heat in general. Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing, but avoid clothing that doesn't allow your sweat to easily evaporate. To protect against sunburn, wear wide brimmed hats, long sleeves, and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (follow directions). And your thermonuclear protection would not be complete without your sunglasses!
Summertime Special!
  When it's just too hot to do anything but sit inside with the AC blasting, The EarthWise Team is still ready and willing to tackle any demo or hauling job you have. As mentioned before, we haven't hit the triple digits here in SoCal just yet. So, for the entire months of June and July, we are giving all of our loyal customers $100 off any demo or hauling project.
 
Just reply to this email or call us at 714-230-6343 to take advantage of this! 
(Please note, this discount does not apply to 1/8 loads or single item pickups, and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts)

Stay cool and have a great Summer!
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