Winter Weather Health and Safety Information

The Children's Clinic of Klamath would like to provide you with the following information from various CDC programs related to winter weather hazards.  Content links are provided. If you have questions on these or other clinical issues, contact us, or contact the CDC at .

Overview

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. To keep yourself and your family safe, you should know how to prevent cold-related health problems and what to do if a cold-weather health emergency arises.

Winter weather increases the likelihood of carbon monoxide exposure from improper use of generators and inadequately ventilated gas-fueled heaters. Other common cold-related problems are hypothermia, frostbite, and injury. Below are CDC resources that address these issues.

 

Emergency Preparedness and Response


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

Hypothermia


Frostbite


Power Outages


Other Resources and Articles