Health

How to create a cool refuge as climate change increases heat health risks

Kate McIlwain
Updated December 9 2023 - 10:34am, first published 10:30am
How to create a 'cool refuge' inside your house during worsening summer heatwaves
How to create a 'cool refuge' inside your house during worsening summer heatwaves

As hospitalisations and deaths related to climate change rise, a University of Wollongong expert says people need to work out how they will make changes to their homes and behaviour to reduce health risks in extreme weather.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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