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Extreme Heat Warning

Hot and humid conditions are expected this week.  Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Effects of heat illness include: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Staff and students should drink plenty of water even before feeling thirsty and stay in a cool place.
Those working outdoors should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.
For more information:
Keep children cool! Protect your child from extreme heat
Extreme Heat (WDGPH)
Outdoor air quality (WDGPH)
Download the WeatherCAN app to get local warnings issued by Environment Canada, including:
·         heat warnings and
·         air quality health index (AQHI) notifications (check your app settings to add this feature)
·        Check Environment Canada’s map for current alerts
·        Know the signs of heat-illness and how to respond
·        Be familiar with the health messages for different AQHI readings
Link to WDGPH Extreme Heat RemindersMedia Release – Public Health is Reminding Residents How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat – Jun 17 24.pdf

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