It’s been said that January is the coldest, darkest month of winter. As the temps take a huge dip, it’s time to take a glance on how we are affected by the chill…
We have taken a moment to locate information that may be of help, making you aware of the changes the frigid air has on changes of your skin and your pets.
Signs of “Frostbite” ~ www.mayoclinic.com/health/frostbite/DS01164/DSECTION=symptoms (provided by Mayo Clinic). Check often for these signs when you are exposed to the chilling temps.
Let’s not forget about our four legged family members, prolonged expo sure can be disastrous… http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=928 (information provided by (Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff). Keep in mind animals need food and fresh water to produce energy to assist in keeping warm.
We need to take into consideration as well, that of the elderly and infants, temps like this can cause undue health problems. Sleeping in a cold room can also cause hypothermia… http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothermia/DS00333/DSECTION=symptoms (provided by Mayo Clinic).
Please take care of yourselves and your family members/friends. Life produces situations that makes it necessary to look out for one another, the winters frigid temps are one of those situations.
We are in this together as neighbors, stay warm Flint…~~FPO~~