Looks like the new year is starting off with a bang --- extreme weather calls for extra care. With this weeks low temperatures, take extra care to stay safe in the cold weather. It's time to get those humidifiers going, pay attention to symptoms of frost bite and hypothermia, and, with all the heaters going make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Here are some helpful links to refresh your winter safety basics:
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, how to stay safe and healthy in winter:http://www.cdc.gov/Features/WinterWeather/index.html
To read more about carbon monoxide dangers and detectors, go to:http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingswork/a/codetectors.htm
Humidity that is too high or too low will both have different health effects. To learn more, go to:http://ezinearticles.com/?Are-Indoor-Humidity-Levels-Affecting-Your-Health?&id=297092
For other winter health tips, about colds, influenza, hypothermia, and frost bite, go to:http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbwinter.htm
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