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Children and Heat Related Illnesses

Children are recognised as a vulnerable cohort when it comes to heat related illnesses. Several factors elevate their risk, including an under-developed thermoregulatory system, excessive physical activity (playing to exhaustion), potential communication issues, and inaccessibility of cooling without assistance in some cases. We recommend parents/carers and anyone with oversight of children watch the video below to assist identification of symptoms and appropriate treatment. An excellent resource provided by the Victorian Government.


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