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Beat the Heat

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Heat Warning that continues into the week of July 6

The temperature is continuing to rise across York Region. Stay cool and safe this summer by following these simple tips to reduce your risk of heat related illness:

Find ways to stay cool

  • Stay indoors in cool, well-ventilated areas
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing made of breathable fabric
  • When using fans, keep a window or door open to bring in cooler air from outside
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight

Drink extra fluids

  • Increase your fluid intake regardless of your activity level
  • Drink plenty of water before feeling thirsty
  • Avoid drinks containing alcohol or caffeine

Reduce physical activity, especially in the full sun

  • Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day
  • Reduce sun exposure between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and when the UV Index is reported to reach three (moderate) or higher
  • If you must be outdoors in the heat, rest frequently to allow your body temperature to cool down 
  • Avoid sun exposure by wearing a wide-brimmed, breathable hat or use an umbrella
  • Wear sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher 

Everyone is at risk from extreme heat, especially older adults, infants and young children, people who work or exercise outdoors and those with certain medical conditions.

Warning signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, weakness and confusion. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Find out more tips on how to keep cool at york.ca/extremeheat.


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