Brant County Health Unit issues heat warning

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The Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit is warning residents to take precautions as temperatures have risen above 31 C and the humidex over 40 C.

The warning is issued based on reports from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“This warning remains in effect on a daily basis until cancelled,” according to the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU).

While everyone is at risk from extreme heat, the health risks are greater for older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses, people who work or exercise in the heat and those without air conditioning in their homes.

The health unit recommends visiting neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to ensure they are cool and hydrated.

For more information and tips, visit https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/HealthyLivingAndSafety/SunSafety/Pages/Heat,%20Air%20Quality%20and%20Sun.aspx

 

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