Oil Lobby Fear-mongering?

A tip from the U.S. National Institutes of Health website:

“To prevent hypothermia, make sure your home is warm enough. Set your thermostat to at least 68° to 70° [20-21C]. Even mildly cool homes with temperatures from 60° to 65° [16-18C] can trigger hypothermia.”

Do they also advise not going outdoors when it is below 65º outside??

2 Responses to “Oil Lobby Fear-mongering?”

  1. brushfiremedia Says:

    That’s preposterous. Where is the medicine to back this up? Who worries about hypothermia sitting on their deck on a September afternoon?

  2. Valerie Says:

    Ummmmm….my heat was on all night last night and it was still only 50F in the house. I’m pretty sure I’m not hypothermic. Though the cat was under the covers with me a lot of the night.

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