Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!

It's officially summer. Here are some tips to help keep you healthy as you celebrate the warmer weather:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted this advice on how to enjoy the summer and avoid health problems due to heat and skin cancer.

This food safety blog describes safe grilling and food handling when eating outdoors.

Children’s eyes are more at risk for long-term damage from UV rays. This website describes how to pick safe sunglasses for kids.

Plan to go swimming or visit a water park? Find out how to protect yourself and others from recreational water illnesses first.

Severe weather this summer could cause power outages. This US CDC site lists steps you can take to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning if your power goes out, and this food safety blog has has helpful information about keeping food safe in the event of power failures.

And, finally, follow the advice you'll find in this American Public Health Association blog about summer safety.

Have a great, safe summer!

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