Over summer, South Australia experiences periods of extremely hot weather. These extreme heat events, where maximum temperatures are above 40°C over a number of days with little relief during the night, have resulted in some people becoming ill. However, illness from the heat can be prevented.
Researchers at SA Health have been working with The University of Adelaide to investigate how to prevent poor health during extreme heat. The areas of research include:
the types of health effects from extreme heat
who is at risk and what are the risk factors
how climate change is predicted to affect extreme heat events.
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