As cold weather sets in, PHE issues health warnings

  • Public Health England
  • 12 Dec 2018

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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With several parts of England set to experience their first bout of cold weather, Public Health England (PHE) has issued health warnings pertaining to cold weather. PHE has warned that low temperatures can be particularly detrimental to the health of young children, individuals aged >65 years and those with heart and lung conditions.

The north east, north west, Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands, and West Midlands are expected to receive a short spell of cold according to the Met Office. Temperatures could drop below zero degrees in many areas and is also be a likelihood of snowfall but not certain where.

PHE is urging people across England to ensure that they remain warm and well during the cold. Dr. Owen Landeg of PHE suggests that people should wear several thin layers of clothing, heat their homes to at least 18°C, have plenty of warm food and drinks, and check weather forecasts before leaving the house. It is also important to wear slip-resistant shoes to prevent any accidental falls, he adds.

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