how our body reacts to extreme temperatures

Snowflakes fell over France. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP

DESCRIPTION – As a major cold wave crosses France, the low temperatures harm the human body, which can even lead to heart and respiratory attacks.

In a few hours in the middle of the night from December 13 to 14, a white coat, accompanied by its negative temperatures, covered part of France. At dawn, the roads are slippery, transportation disrupted, and the French are shivering, wrapped in their coats.

The thermometer dropped to almost -10°C in the Corrèze countryside. Even in the city, he struggled to exceed zero. Was recorded -7°C in Chaumont, -1°C in Paris and even -2°C in Montpellier. At the best of the day, Nantes, Rouen, Reims flirted with temperatures between 1°C and 3°C. While a very large part of the territory is in yellow alert for snow and ice, this episode of cold weather should last until the end of the week.

Frozen hands, red nose, chills, risk of frostbite and heart and respiratory failure… How does our body react to freezing temperatures? While the Great Cold plan has been launched in several departments including…

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