Tips For A Safe, Healthy Summer

WESTERN NEW YORK – Whatever your summer activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a few tips to keep you safe and healthy.

Swimming Safety

  • If you plan to spend time at the pool, the CDC recommends you check the latest inspection score.
  • Chemicals used to keep it clean can be mishandled and can cause injuries.

Young Worker Safety And Health

  • The CDC is promoting the social media campaign #mysafesummerjob to encourage young people to be aware of hazards they could face, as well as their rights in the workplace.

Beat The Heat

  • Heat-related illnesses kill more than 600 people each year.
  • Make sure to pay attention to heat advisories, wear cool clothing, and stay inside when necessary.
  • When it comes to the sun’s rays, it only takes 15 minutes to get a sun burn. So slather on the sunscreen and cover up any exposed areas.

Keep Vaccines Up To Date

  • Use some potential downtime to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year starts.

Food Safety

  • Food poisoning peaks during summer months due to warmer temperatures, so make sure to thoroughly cook any meat before serving.
  • The CDC says 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year from eating contaminated food.

Insect Protection

  • Finally, keep pesky bugs that carry diseases away by using bug spray when heading outside.

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