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Health department issues warning as temperatures soar
Don’t get caught out in the sun, health department warns.
20 June 2012, 12:00am
High temperatures cause water to be lost from the body at quick rates resulting in dehydration.
It can also lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. The heat can affect anyone but some people run a greater risk of serious harm including older people, babies and young children, people with chronic conditions and physically active people.
To avoid the effects of the heat wave it is important to: