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Stay cool and protect your health this Summer

21/12/2012
 
Queensland Health is urging families to take care of their health as the state heads into summer holidays.
 
Measures such as staying indoors or in the shade in very hot weather, taking cool showers or baths, limiting strenuous outdoor activity and drinking plenty of fluids can help to prevent heat-related illness.
 
It is equally important to monitor family, friends and neighbours who may be more prone to heat-related illness. These include the elderly, infants, overweight and obese people, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with some pre-existing health conditions.
 
Queensland Health is also urging families to avoid any summer tragedies by remembering how quickly the temperature inside a vehicle can rise. If you have to leave the car always take children and/or animals with you.
 
For further information on staying healthy and safe during hot weather visit www.health.qld.gov.au.