Extreme Cold And Your Health


Thursday, December 13th 2007, 3:56 pm
By: News 9


As the seasons change and fall becomes winter, the dropping temperatures can be dangerous to your health. When the temperature falls below normal staying safe and warm can be challenging and exposure to cold temperatures can have serious, even life-threatening effects on your health.  That is why it's important to dress for the weather.

How to Dress For Winter Weather

  • Wear Several Layers Of Loose Fitting, Lightweight, Warm Clothing
  • Wear Sturdy, Waterproof Boots In Snow Or Flooding Conditions
  • Make Sure Outer Garments Are Tightly Woven And Water-Repellent
  • Wear A Hat
  • Wear Mittens Or Gloves
  • Wear A Scarf That Covers Your Mouth; It Will Protect Your Lungs From Cold Air

The elderly and babies are at the most risk of illness from extreme cold, but anyone can be affected. The most common cold related health problems are hypothermia and frostbite. To keep yourself and your family safe, you should know how to prevent cold-related health problems and what to do if a cold-weather health emergency arises.