Dina's Weekly Feature
an unusually cold June, it finally feels like summer! The days
have been sunny and warm. While most people have probably been
enjoying the weather, letís not forget to practice summer
easy to follow steps to prevent sunburns include covering up
with long sleeves and hats, avoiding exposure to the sun
between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (when the sunís rays are the
strongest), and using sunscreens with SPF 15 or greater.
More information about sun safety
sunís rays can also cause eye damage. It is a good idea to
wear sunglasses that provide at least 98% protection from both
UVA and UVB rays. Todayís sunglasses also come in a variety of
coloured lenses, but gray is commonly used for driving and
general wear. Inspecting your lenses periodically for
scratches or any other damage is also recommended.
Finally, letís not forget that the heat from the sun can also
affect us through our food. Many people enjoy cooking outdoors
during summer which means less access to sinks and
refrigerators. The hot and humid weather is ideal for the
growth of bacteria. Some food safety tips include keeping cold
food cold, separating raw and cooked foods, and cooking foods
More information on food safety
safe and fun summer!