Winter Safety

Some health concerns that are more common in the cold-weather months include:

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas and is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer.” If a person becomes exposed to carbon monoxide for too long of a period of time, carbon monoxide poisoning can occur, which can be potentially fatal. Learn more

Hand washing

Proper hand washing is the most effective way to stop the spread of germs. Learn more 

Hypothermia

Hypothermia occurs when more heat escapes the body than it can produce. People at high risk are the elderly, babies sleeping in cold rooms, people suffering from chronic illness, people who can’t afford to heat their homes properly and people who stay outdoors in extreme weather for long periods of time.   Learn more

Flu

Learn more about the flu, who is at the highest risk and how to avoid it.

Radon

Radon, a colorless, odorless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarette smoking in the United States. It can seep into houses through basements and crawl spaces   Learn more