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May 30, 2006
Heat Alert extended
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has extended yesterday’s Heat Alert to include today, Tuesday, May 30.

Prolonged periods of heat may increase the risk of health effects for those populations most vulnerable, such as the elderly, infants, young children, the chronically ill, and those taking certain medications (e.g., for mental illness). High heat this early in the summer can have a more serious affect on vulnerable people, as the body has not yet adjusted to hot weather.

The public is encouraged to call or visit vulnerable and elderly friends and neighbours who may be at risk from hot weather.

During a Heat Alert, people can call the Red Cross Heat Information Line at 416-480-2615.

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Toronto Public Health



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