Be aware of health risks in hot weather
Be aware of health risks in hot
With warm temperatures accompanied by
high humidity, it’s timely to remind Aucklanders to
protect themselves from the effects of heat.
Regional Public Health Service spokesperson Dr Denise
Barnfather says that many people will not be aware of the
health risks associated with the warm
“Auckland’s hot summer weather can be a
problem for vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young
children, and those with medical conditions. We encourage
people to check on elderly neighbours or family to make sure
that they are okay and that they are able to keep cool and
are drinking enough water in the heat,” says Dr
“The messages are common sense; stay out of
the sun if you can, avoid strenuous activity, drink lots of
cool water and wear light coloured, loose-fitting clothing.
Keep your house as cool as possible to facilitate better
sleep at night.”
Auckland Regional Public Health Service
has public health advice and information available on its
website. Visit http://www.arphs.govt.nz/health-information/healthy-environments/hot-weather
for more information.
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