Weather Tidbits: Sweat

This Weather Tidbits shows us why sweating is a good thing during the heat. Our bodies like to stay at normal body temperature at around 98.6°; but when our body temperature rise, sweat is released from our skin. The water from the sweat evaporates into vapor; which draws the heat out of the body through a process known as evaporative cooling. On muggy days, sweat fails to evaporate from your skin, keeping you warmer and leaving you feeling sticky. If you are not sweating it can lead to overheating, which could produce a heatstroke.

 

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