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Cool Kids

Building sand castles at the beach, swimming in your neighbour’s pool, playing soccer behind the school; these are the things that make childhood summers great. But summer fun isn’t without some cautions.

Children and infants are one of the vulnerable groups at increased risk for developing heat-related illness this summer. Children take on heat more rapidly than adults and have reduced sweating ability – which makes it more challenging for them to stay cool.

VIDEO: "Children are more sensitive to extreme heat" with Dr. Pierre Gosselin

Talk to parents this summer about how they can keep their kids cool and safe. For more information, take the certified machealth Extreme Heat Events course.