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Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others.
Extreme heat can affect anyone, including the young and healthy.
Extreme heat and heatwaves kill more people than any natural disaster in Australia. The Victorian Government has developed the Survive the heat campaign to raise awareness of the risks extreme heat.
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Find out how you can treat and prevent heat-related illness, including heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramp and heat rash.
If you service your gas heater regularly and use it correctly, it will be safe and economical to use.
Moderately cold weather increases the risk of illness and death. Check on your older neighbours, friends and relatives during cold weather, especially those living alone or with a health condition.
The smoke from wood fires can affect air quality and may affect people's health.
The early responses to hypothermia will be moving around, seeking shelter, hair standing on end (goosebumps) and shivering.
Sweat's main function is to control body temperature.