Prolonged periods of extremely hot weather can have serious health impacts on the more vulnerable groups of society. Health professionals play a key role to protect vulnerable people from potential severe health effects of heat waves. Visit the Heat and hot weather – information for health professionals page for more information.
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.
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