When it comes to heat stroke, children are among the most vulnerable.7
Heat stroke can lead to death within hours.8
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* Arranging for regular visits by family members, neighbours or friends during very hot days is especially important, particularly if you live alone and might need assistance accessing help.
** The City of Toronto12 recommends the following tips for using fans properly:
8 Toronto Public Health, Protecting Vulnerable People from Health Impacts of Extreme Heat. Toronto, Ontario: July 2011. Available at: http://www.toronto.ca/health/hphe
9 Climate Change in Canada: Climate Atlas of Canada [Internet]. Climateatlas.ca. 2018 [cited 30 October 2018]. Available from: https://climateatlas.ca/
12 City of Toronto. (2019). Beat the Heat. Retrieved from: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/hot-weather/beat-the-heat/