Climate related trauma is far-reaching and requires a response on a personal, community and national level,” Dr Nicole Sleeman, Cairns based GP and DEA member told The Courier Mail.
“We need an approach from the health system that looks at the impacts of events, such as heatwaves and how we minimise the impacts on individuals, communities, the health system and services.”
~ Dr Nicole Sleeman.
On extreme heat days, we can stay safe by keeping cool indoors or in the shade, drinking lots of water, and limiting physical activity.
We’ve diagnosed climate change as a health issue, now we need to treat it. Taking action is a ‘win-win-win’ because these actions benefit our health, our climate/environment and jobs/economy.
We need to restore clean air, water and land for our health.
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