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Bundle up for winter safety
Extreme cold can raise your risk for frostbite and hypothermia. If you go outside, bundle up and cover exposed skin to help stay safe and warm.
DRESS WARMLY ON COLD DAYS:
Several loose layers under a water-resistant coat
Wool or fleece hat
Insulated mittens or gloves
Warm socks and waterproof boots
Scarf or knit mask for your face
Sources: American Academy of Dermatology; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Academy of Dermatology. "How to Prevent and Treat Frostbite." https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/injured-skin/burns/prevent-treat-frostbite.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Avoid. Spot. Treat. Frostbite and Hypothermia." https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/documents/hypothermia-frostbite_508.pdf.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite." https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/staysafe/hypothermia.html