Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others.
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster
• Extreme heat can affect anybody.
• Heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion which can lead to the life-threatening condition, heatstroke. Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases.
• Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
Find out more at https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/campaigns/survive-the-heat
Effects of heat on the body
Watch the below video to learn how extreme heat can impact the body: