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Frostbite

Recognize The Early Signs Of Hypothermia And Frostbite

Jan 14, 2016
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  Confusion and gray or yellow-tinged skin are two of the more subtle signs of hypothermia and frostbite, respectively. Health officials say Washtenaw County residents should be aware of the symptoms when the temperatures drop below freezing.

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Sub-zero temperatures and  frigid wind chills have once again forced many schools to close throughout the region. The record cold temperatures may cause many in the WEMU listening area to develop cold-weather injuries like frostbite and hypothermia.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted its tips on how to be "prepared to stay safe and healthy in winter." For instance, if you have to go outside be sure to do what mom always said:

 

"Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots."

We simply suggest: Stay inside if you can.

Cold weather safety tips include: