05 March 2007

Heatstroke and the cycle race

Extreme temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius can cause heatstroke. Do you know that heatstroke can be fatal, and what to watch out for?


Extreme temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius on Argus Sunday have lead tour organisers to call off the race in the past.

Heatstroke can be fatal, and although a person's skin can feel cool enough, his or her core temperature can tell a different story. Make sure you know the difference between heat exhaustion, potentially fatal heatstroke and dehydration.

Read all about heatstroke and dehydration.




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