Cold stress in Mississippi? Yes. While heat is the predominant weather enemy to our bodies around here, cold stress can unexpectedly sneak up on us. It does not have to be icy and snow on the ground to become a victim. Cold stress can occur well above freezing temperatures, especially in windy conditions which causes the cold air temperature to feel even colder.
Cold stress occurs by driving down the skin temperature, and eventually the internal body temperature. When the body is unable to warm itself, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries may occur, permanent tissue damage or death may result.
Types of cold stress include:
For more info contact:
MAFES/MSU-Extension Risk Mgmt./Loss Control 662.325.3204