July is Summer Safety Month
School is out and summer is in full swing. Summer is a time full of outdoor activities, holiday celebrations and time spent at the pool or the beach. Teen Health Connection wants to keep you safe and healthy during the summer months. Here are some tips to remember:
- Fireworks are dangerous - always have a responsible adult lighting the fireworks
- Bugs and insects may breed and can carry viruses and make you sick. Avoid areas of stagnant water and use repellants containing DEET.
- Three children die every day as a result of drowning. Whether you are swimming, skiing or boating you should wear a lifejacket when possible and only be near water if you are able to swim.
- Outdoor sports or play can lead to heat stroke. Take frequent breaks during hot days and drink plenty of water.