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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Public Health Reminds Beach-Goers to Safeguard Against “Swimmer’s Itch”

June 28, 2013 – Itchy Rash Caused By Larvae Found in Shallow Waters Where Snails Abound The Peterborough Public Health reminds local residents to avoid swimming in areas where snails thrive to prevent exposure to larvae which cause “Swimmer’s Itch”. Swimmer’s Itch is often described as an itchy rash that swimmers develop after swimming in lakes and […]

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Heat Alert Lifted

June 26, 2013 – Public Health Continues to Monitor Forecast for Extreme Heat Conditions With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Heat Alert issued on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Even though the Heat Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in hot weather, including drinking […]

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Heat Warning Downgraded to Alert for City, County, & Curve Lake & Hiawatha First Nations

June 25, 2013 – Heat Alert Continue for Affected Areas With the forecast of cooler temperatures and less humid air, Peterborough Public Health is downgrading the Heat Warning issued on Monday, June 24, 2013 to a Heat Alert. Peterborough City and County, as well as Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, continue to be under a […]

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Having a Bad Air Day?

June 25, 2013 – Air Quality Health Index Makes Its Debut in Peterborough With summer approaching Peterborough Public Health is recommending that residents use a new online tool called the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).  The Air Quality Health Index is a public information tool that helps Canadians protect their health on a daily basis from […]

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Heat Warning Issued for Peterborough City and County

June 24, 2013 – Residents Advised to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness The Peterborough Public Health is upgrading its previous Heat Alert to a Heat Warning for Peterborough City and County based on forecasted temperatures for today and tomorrow to help residents cope with the continuing hot, humid weather. A Heat Warning is issued when one […]

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