Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center

Be Safe in the Cold!

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With the snow starting to fall, many are getting ready to get outside for some winter fun! When you get outside, be careful, bundle up and stay safe.

According to the WHA Information Center, there were 13,276 emergency room visits to Wisconsin hospitals last winter. In addition to frostbite and exposure to the cold, some of those emergency room visits included:

  • 10,274 falls due to ice and snow
  • 984 visits related to downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing
  • 117 visits related to ice skating

 

For additional information to stay safe and healthy in the winter, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/index.html