Cold weather alert

Public Health England | November  2019 |Cold weather alert

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a cold weather alert following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

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Dr Emer OConnell, Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, said:

“Older people and those with heart and lung problems are at risk of getting sick in cold weather.

Keep an eye out for those who may need help staying warm, ensure they wear lots of thin layers and have everything they need.

Below 18 degrees, changes to the body mean that the risk of strokes, heart attacks and chest infections increase so heating homes to this temperature is particularly important to stay well.”

Full details from PHE

 

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