'Lost the plot': Fans may provide low-cost heat relief that is often ignored

By Peter Hannam
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:19pm, first published December 14 2017 - 12:00am
Grant Lynch (on the treadmill) with Georgia Chaseling - two PhD Students working at the University of Sydney's special room that simulates heatwaves. Photo: Louise Kennerley
Grant Lynch (on the treadmill) with Georgia Chaseling - two PhD Students working at the University of Sydney's special room that simulates heatwaves. Photo: Louise Kennerley

PUBLIC health guidelines that recommend turning off fans when temperatures exceed 35 degrees are likely flawed and may unnecessarily expose vulnerable people to health effects during heatwaves, researchers at the University of Sydney say.

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