Cold weather is on the way and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) would like to remind residents of Northwestern Ontario to take extra caution when spending time outdoors.

“When temperatures reach -28oC or below, with or without the wind chill, the risk of a cold-related injury such as frostbite or hypothermia becomes much higher. For example, in -28oC, exposed skin can freeze in 10-30 minutes, or even sooner if the wind speed is faster” says Thomas Nabb, Manager of Environmental Health.

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