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Staying Safe During Winter

Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposure to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposure will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.


Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia especially dangerous, because a person may not know that it’s happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.


While hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 5°C) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water

Be safe and keep warm this winter.


Below is a useful infographic from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, that can teach us about Hypothermia and frostbite.

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