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Apps to Help You Beat the Heat

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    As the heat index rises, everyone needs to take precautions against the dangerous heat. NBC 5's Wayne Carter introduces you to apps that may be able to help keep you safe as the temperatures rise.

    (Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

    Summer is not officially here, but the heat index sure makes it feel like it is. That means time to take the proper precautions when it comes to the heat, now there are some apps that can help you beat the heat and stay safe this summer.

    The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a must-have for anyone taking part in outdoor activities this summer, especially working. It provides a visual indicator of the current heat index and associated risk levels specific to where you are. It includes info on how to avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. The app is free for iOS and Android.

    The SunZapp app was developed by scientists with funding provided by the National Cancer Institute. It gives real-time tips to protect you from the sun based on your location. It even includes a timer to tell you when you should probably head for the shade. The app is free for iOS and Android.

    The Waterlogged app makes sure you stay hydrated. The app tracks your water intake with minimal effort. Tracking is as easy as tapping a button. You can also set Waterlogged to send reminders of when it's time to drink water. The app is free for iOS and Android, with in-app purchases for premium features.

    OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool for iOS for Android

    SunZapp for iOS for Android

    Waterlogged for iOS for Android