A report released today by the United Nations suggests that if your kid is on the lookout for snow and icy conditions, they are at risk.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a new report titled Snow and Ice: How to Spot, Identify, and Prevent Exposure to Snow and ice on Earth.
The report has found that children aged between 3 and 14 are most vulnerable to exposure to frostbite when they are exposed to snow or ice at the same time they are in contact with snow or icy ground.
According to the report, exposure to cold, dry air is also associated with increased risk of frostbite.
“Children in the Northern Hemisphere are particularly vulnerable to frostbitten feet, as are children in the Southern Hemisphere.
When a child experiences frostbite, they need to be protected from this,” said UNEP’s director general, Paulo Pinheiro.”
As we have seen in the past, snow and other ice can also cause skin rashes and frostbite.””
Children under three years old should not be exposed to ice,” he said.”
They are most at risk when they reach this age.
They need to get out of the house and stay indoors as soon as possible.”
There is a risk of injury if children are outside while being exposed to cold air.
The most serious injury is frostbite that can lead to life-threatening skin injuries.
“As the report states, it is crucial for children to learn about the risk of snow and frost.”
We recommend that children be informed about the risks of exposure in winter and how to reduce these risks,” said Pinheirio.”
It is not enough to put on a hat, wear protective clothing and put on gloves, but we also need to know how to protect them from ice and snow,” he added.”
If a child is on a path to frost injury, parents and caregivers need to have clear and specific knowledge about how to take steps to protect their child from frostbite,” Pinheiri said.
While there is no official time for children aged under three to be vaccinated, UNEP recommends that all children between the ages of three and 17 be vaccinated.
The organization recommends that children under three months should be vaccinated as early as possible, in order to prevent children from contracting the disease.
The full report can be found here: