Stay Safe this Summer with these Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Activities in and around water are often a significant part of summer break fun, but with it comes risk. Drowning is the leading cause of injury/death in children ages 1-4. Unfortunately, three children die every day due to drowning.
Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, and just a few severe sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer later in life.
Too much sun is not fun and can cause heat-related illnesses when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Children under four years of age are at the most significant risk.
Spring and summer months often mean more time outdoors and more exposure to biting insects.
U.S. emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children under age 15 every year for outdoor play-related injuries.