Good information for Residents of the Greater St. Louis Area
COLD WEATHER TIPS
Stay Warm and Protected
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body is at risk of injury due to hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) and frostbite caused by the body freezing. Most at risk are (1) elderly people with inadequate food, clothing, or heating; (2) babies sleeping in cold bedrooms; (3) people who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless; (4) people who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.
Warning signs of hypothermia include shivering, confusion, low energy whereas warning signs of frostbite include numbness, skin that feels unusually firm or waxy and discoloration.
Heat Your Home Safely
Improper use of space heaters, ovens, fireplaces and generators to heat homes create two major causes of preventable deaths during the…
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