Extreme Heat Event: Health Warning

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit and the County of Renfrew Paramedics Service are advising people to take steps to prevent heat-related illness.  Greater health risks, due to extended heat, affect 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 homeless individuals.

The attached release has a series of recommendations which should help people to stay cool and reduce the level of heat risk and dehydration.