Every summer jeweler Sterling Canyon has to remind people that it’s hot. Usually people know its hot but they don’t know how the heat affects the human body. Here is a quick re-fresher. Staying cool, even with a hot body is essential.
Humidity and tool are key factors in keeping the body temperature down. The body begins to shut down when its temperature reaches 103. Humidity compounds this problem when sweat accumulates on the skin. High humidity prevents the sweat from evaporating, negating its cooling affect. Then again, dry heat like that in the desert southwest evaporates the sweat very quickly, providing a great cooling position. However, dehydration becomes a problem. Its a no win situation. The only conclusive answer to this is to move to Alaska.