More than half of outdoor sanitation workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, according to a survey. Photo: Jonathan Wong
More than half of outdoor sanitation workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, according to a survey. Photo: Jonathan Wong

More than half of outdoor sanitation workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, survey finds as Hong Kong’s temperature climbs above 35 degrees Celsius

  • 150 outdoor sanitation and pest control workers were surveyed between August and September in study
  • Symptoms included dizziness, difficulty breathing, exhaustion and headache

More than half of outdoor sanitation workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, according to a survey. Photo: Jonathan Wong
More than half of outdoor sanitation workers suffer from heat-related illnesses, according to a survey. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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