Heat

Heat Know how to beat the heat

When the hot weather comes, some people can experience health problems, particularly seniors or people with a chronic illness, a mental health problem, or an alcohol or drug addiction. To avoid health problems from the heat, you should:

  • Spend a few hours a day in an air-conditioned place, such as a shopping centre or movie theatre.
  • Drink plenty of water, and drink before you get thirsty.
  • Reduce your physical exertion.
  • Pay special attention to seniors and people who have a physical or mental health problem.
  • Keep a close eye on young children and never leave them alone in a car.

If you think that you may have a heat-related illness, contact Info-Santé at 811. In case of emergency, call 911.

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