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Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare For Dangerously Cold Weather
Date:1/14/2009

ankets or newspapers. Move your arms and legs while sitting to improve circulation and stay warmer.

Watch for signs of frostbite. These consist of loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.

While hypothermia is generally associated with being outdoors, it can occur indoors if your thermostat is set too low, or there is a power outage or heating system failure. Follow these recommendations:

  • Conserve heat by avoiding unnecessary opening of doors or windows. Close off unused rooms, stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors and close draperies or cover windows with blankets at night.
  • Monitor body temperature of infants less than one year old. Infants should never sleep in a cold room because they lose body heat more easily than adults and can't make enough body heat by shivering.
  • Check the temperature in your home often if you are over 65 years of age. Older adults often make less body heat because of slower metabolism and less physical activity.
  • Check on elderly friends and neighbors frequently to ensure that their homes are adequately heated.
  • Eating a well-balanced meal will help you stay warmer. Do not drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages as they cause your body to lose heat more rapidly.

To learn more about the Department of Health and its services, visit www.health.state.pa.us or call 1-877-PA HEALTH.

    CONTACT: Stacy Kriedeman
    (717) 787-1783


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