Parents can take precautions during heat wave
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:07
On this third day of record heat, local health officials warn that everyone should take precautions to avoid heat stroke and aggravating existing health conditions.
Dr. Harley Eisman of the Montreal Children's Hospital says that children under 3 years of age are at risk of dehydration during periods of extreme heat and humidity.
They are dependent on caregivers for fluids and their bodies do not self-regulate as well to extreme temperatures.
Adolescents are at risk of heat stroke, too, usually because they're active outdoors.
To read more about what precautions you can take to keep your family cool and hydrated this week, click here to read more.
For more information, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has released this informative document explain how heat waves affect our health, and how to care for those who are especially at risk.