Video: Dangers of Frostbite

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By Sam Kantrow on March 10, 2012, 12:00am Last modified: November 25, 2013, 10:49am

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Ever hear the term windchill and wonder what it is. Your car thermometer reads 35 degrees but when you walk outside and the wind blows it feels much cooler. This is known as windchill. Basically it’s the temperature that it feels on your skin when the wind blows. To avoid frostbite, follow these guidelines:

  • Wear layers of lose fitting lightweight clothes.
  • Water repellent and wind resistant jacket.
  • Wear a hood (most of your body heat escapes from your head).
  • Wear mittens instead of gloves.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • If hands or toes feel numb, rub them together. Although you may not be the best dressed person, you will be the warmest when the wind blows.

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