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The Dangers of Frostbite
When temperatures plummet and frigid conditions ensue, frostbite becomes a serious threat.
Frostbite is when a specific part of the body becomes frozen.
In below-freezing temperatures, ice crystals can form in veins, blocking the flow of blood. This happens most often in fingers, the nose, ears, cheeks and/or chin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Frostbite can permanently damage the body and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation.