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As Temperatures Dip, Practice Safety

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As temperatures dip below freezing, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services (DAS) urges older adults and families to practice safety tips such as keeping electric and kerosene heaters away from flammable materials, checking smoke alarm batteries, and looking for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, which include symptoms such as headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can cause loss of consciousness and death.