Health experts warn of perils of indoor heat amid heat wave in western Canada

From Global News.

Air conditions are a hot commodity like never before on Canada’s west coast. But as more people adapt to frequent heat waves, many others still suffer through summer temperatures with little more than a fan and a wet cloth to keep them cool.

Temperature extremes have experts worried, because as bad as it is when it feels like 35 C outdoors , it’s indoor temperatures that can have devastating consequences.

“People don’t die because it’s too hot outside. They die because it’s too hot inside,” says Sarah Henderson, a public health expert with the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Laura Pullen has more on the extreme temperatures in western Canada and the mounting concern about the impact on people’s health.

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