Date: Mon Jun 15 10:17:58 2009
Posted By: Mitchell Maltenfort, Staff, Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Area of science: Medicine
Salt doesn't facilitate heat loss.
By the time you've gotten to the point of heat stroke, you've probably
already sweated out a lot of electrolytes - sodium, potassium, etc. You
need to put them back. A salt solution will help.
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/faq.asp for more information.
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