Green fir tree

"A Step Towards Reconciliation"

Results based Indigenous programs and services

Brant County Health Unit issues cold alert

BRANTFORD, ON – The Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit has issued a cold alert, effective Tuesday, January 31, 2023. A cold alert is issued when temperatures are expected to drop below -15°C, without wind chill. Everyone is at risk during very cold weather. In temperatures of -15°C or colder, unprotected skin can freeze in less than 30 minutes and the risk of developing hypothermia is high. Some groups are particularly vulnerable to the frigid temperatures, including, older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties or heart conditions, people taking certain prescription medication, those experiencing homelessness, people working or exercising outdoors, and people living in homes that are poorly insulated or lack sufficient heating. To prevent cold injuries, such as

The post Brant County Health Unit issues cold alert appeared first on The Turtle Island News.

Generated by Feedzy