The Health Department is advising Durham Region residents that the extended heat warning issued July 13 is now terminated. The Health Department will continue to monitor information received from Environment Canada and will provide updates, as necessary, to area residents.
During the extended heat warning, the Health Department advised area residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness. While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses, people who work or who exercise in the heat, homeless people and low-income earners. Those who take medication or have a health condition should ask their doctor or pharmacist if these medications can increase their health risk in the heat and follow the appropriate recommendations.