Staying Cool in Summer

Environmental Health

Emergencies and Extreme Weather Events - Staying Cool in Summer

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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In the summer the combination of high heat and humidity can be dangerous for some people.

Those most at risk include the elderly, people with certain chronic conditions (such as heart or lung problems), people who can't move or change position by themselves, infants and preschool children, people who work or exercise outdoors for a long period of time, and people taking certain medications, especially those for mental health conditions.

For more information on heat and humidity, and tips on preventing heat-related illnesses, please click on the following fact sheets: