How To Have A Safe Summer
1.) SHIELD YOURSELF: UVA and UVB rays can permanently damage eyes and cause cataracts, and can damage the skin causing premature skin aging and skin cancers. Wear UV 400 sunglasses to protect your eyes and full-spectrum suncreen to protect your skin.
2.) SAY YES TO HATS: Wearing a brimmed hat is better than wearing a ball cap as it protects more of your neck and ears. Most skin cancer (80 percent) occurs on the neck or head.
3.) HYDRATE OFTEN: Always bring water with you. Summertime is the season in which our bodies are most likely to become dehydrated. Proper hydration can help prevent heat-related illnesses.
4.) SUPERVISE LITTLE ONES: Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children 1-4 and the second-leading cause among children 1-14. Whether bucket, bathtub, pond or pool, even strong swimmers need supervision around water.
5.) REPELL INSECTS: With warmer temperatures comes a rise of mosquitoes. Use insect repellents to prevent virus outbreaks and safeguard yourself and loved ones.