Summer can mean lots of fun in the sun. Especially while swimming, boating, and going on vacation. But, some activities can lead to unintentional injury and illness. Protection from the sun is really important in preventing skin cancer and other conditions. Here are some ways that you and your loved ones can protect your health, avoid heat related illnesses and possible emergencies:
– Learn how to swim. Don’t swim alone.
– When boating, wear your life jacket and avoid alcohic beverages.
– Supervise children in or around water.
– Put up a fence around your swimming pool to isolate the area.
KEEP COOL IN THE SUN:
- – Avoid outdoor activities during midday when possible.
- – Protect exposed skin by wearing a hat and clothing.
- – Drink lots of cool, non-alcoholic beverages.
- – Seek shade.
- – Wear sunscreen and lip screen with SPF 15 or higher. Reapply when needed.
For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/men/summer/index.htm