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Heat in rental homes routinely hits unhealthy levels in summer, new report shows

Heat in rental homes routinely hits unhealthy levels in summer, new report shows

Dr Kate Wylie, Adelaide GP and chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ climate and environmental medicine group and DEA member was interviewed in the Newcastle Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald and Radio National about the health dangers of heat in rental homes.

“Heat increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, especially in vulnerable populations,” she said, noting she worried about her patients in the heat, particularly those who lived in housing that increased the risk.

Dr Wylie said there was a responsibility to ensure housing was equipped to deal with longer and more intense heatwaves expected in the future, and added heat was a greater problem for those experiencing homelessness and poverty. Read more in Newcastle Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald and Radio National.

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