The changing climate means that we can expect average temperatures to rise and heatwaves to become more common. High temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, but the following at-risk groups are particularly vulnerable: elderly people, those with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities, young children, pregnant women and people taking certain medication.

Swedish version: Råd vid värmeböljor – till dig, dina vänner och anhöriga

This guidance addresses at-risk groups and their families. More guidance, publications and educational materials about health effects of heatwaves (in Swedish).

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  • Author: Folkhälsomyndigheten
  • Release date: 2020-06-01
  • Number of pages: 2
  • Article: 20039-2