The return of warm weather brings the opportunity for freedom in the great outdoors. However, summer brings its own set of dangers. Following a few basic safety tips can help avoid medical emergencies. For starters, although the sun is good for us in healthy doses, too much can lead to painful sunburns and skin cancer. The American Association of Dermatology recommends using a “broad spectrum” sunscreen lotion with an SPF rating of 30.
Water safety is also very important during the summer months. Remember to never swim alone—even the most experienced swimmers can put themselves in harm’s way when swimming solo. Look for beaches that have lifeguards on duty, and never take a boat trip without a life jacket for each person on board. Further, now is a great time to put your kids in swimming lessons. But, even with lessons and floaties, adults should always swim within arm’s reach of children. Sadly, drowning is a major cause of unintentional death among children, so if you have a backyard pool, make sure it is fenced and gated.
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