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Three Tips for Summer Safety
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Now that school is out, many families are heading outdoors for recreation and activities.
Whether in the water, hiking parks, the ballfield or backyard, precautionary measures
should be taken so kids and all family members are safe with water, sun, and injuries.
Swimming in the pool and playing in the sprinklers are favorite summer activities.
However, drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4.
Water safety tips from CDC include:
Overheating and sunstroke can occur in healthy children, youth, and adults if they
participate in outdoor activities during hot weather. If someone shows signs of heat
exhaustion or heat stroke, move him or her to a cool location and seek medical help.
To avoid over-heating:
Learn the signs of heat stroke or exhaustion:
Also, just a few serious sunburns can lead to skin cancer in the years ahead. Tanning
is the skin’s way of trying to protect itself from harmful UV rays from the sun.
To prevent sunburn:
Get more tips for preventing sunburn
Nearly everyone is more active and spends more time outdoors this time of year. Falls
at home and on the playground are common sources of injuries and visits to the emergency
To avoid injury:
Enjoy fun in the sun but remember to make safety a top priority so that summer is
incident and accident free.
Material accesses on 6/4/21: https://extension.usu.edu/news_sections/home_family_and_food/summer-safety By: Kathleen Riggs, Utah State University Extension family and consumer sciences
professor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-586-8132