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The temperature is rising, and that warrants a trip to the park or the beach. But, before you head out to a Fourth of July BBQ, there are a few warnings you should know about.
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Don’t be afraid. Arm yourself with knowledge. As summer presents a few dangers, just be aware and you’ll be safe.
TOP FIVE SUMMER DANGERS:
The summer is a perfect time for a barbeque or a picnic. If you’re handling food outside, then you might want to be careful about cooking and preparation. When cooking outdoors, you can expose your immune system to all kinds of dangerous bacteria, including salmonella food poisoning. Salmonella is one of the most common food borne illnesses. Each year some 1.4 million people fall ill and 500 people die from it each year.
The sun is a beautiful thing. We love it and, if you don’t, you can’t escape it during the summer. Temperatures that don't require a coat are just one of the benefits of the warmer season. But, chucking away a down jacket doesn’t mean your skin doesn’t need to be protected. The itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini will not cover all the important parts. That’s why it’s important to use sunscreen. Don’t just tote any sunscreen, SP15 or higher with UVA and UVA projection is the suggested way to cover up