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Friday, January 11, 2019

Health Unit Says Take Precautions Against The Cold

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  
Skin can become frostbitten in less than one minute...

With these bitterly cold wind chills, the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit is reminding people to take precautions to protect themselves.

Louise Wilson, a public health nurse with the agency, says exposed skin can become frostbitten in less than a minute.

She adds there are three conditions you need to guard against when it's this cold...(above audio)

Frost nip will produce white or red skin -- and may be accompanied by a stinging sensation or pain.

If you encounter that, you need to warm up the area before it progresses to the more damaging frost-bite stage.

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