Protect yourself during the excessive heat warning!

Posted at 10:26 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 01:26:17-04

Intense, extreme, excessive heat is moving into the Valley.

Director of the MIHS Arizona Burn Center, Doctor Kevin Foster, is warning people to be careful of everyday items they touch.

For example, your steering wheel, dashboard, and car interior could reach 160 degrees and do serious damage to your skin.

"Exposure to normal human skin to that in less than a second can cause second-degree burns," Dr. Foster explained.

If you do burn yourself, Dr. Foster said to run the injury under room temperature water. He does not advise icing the injury, though it makes the burn feel better, it actually can do more damage.