Summer Safety 2009
Now that we are experiencing beautiful
summer days, donít forget to practice summer safety so that
the summer continues to be enjoyable.
To prevent sunburn, limit sun exposure between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. (or stay in the shade if possible), wear lightweight
pants and long-sleeved shirts, wear a hat with a wide brim, and use
sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater.
Find out more about SPF
The 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 properly.
More information on food safety
Find out how much you know about summer safety by
taking a quiz
Have a safe and fun summer!