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Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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While it is important to enjoy the outdoors during the summer, it is also important to remember that extreme heat and humidity can cause serious health problems.
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Humidex describes how hot, humid weather feels to the average person. Humidex values are calculated using temperature and humidity.
While extreme heat and humidity can put everyone at risk for heat illnesses, those at greatest risk include:
Obesity, dehydration, fever or infection, sunburn and alcohol use also increases a person’s risk from extreme heat.
Call 911 immediately if you notice that someone has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating.
While waiting for help, cool the person right away by:
If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.
You can avoid heat illness by doing the following:
Yes. In the event of an extreme heat warning, there are a number of cooling centres and places that you can visit including swimming pools, splash pads and air-conditioned public facilities.
Visit your local municipal website for locations and hours of operation:
Other air conditioned public places are available, including malls and movie theatres.
The information provided on this website is based on content from Health Canada’s Climate Change and Health Resources (external link).
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .