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June 2013 - Feeling the heat!

Feeling the heat!

Take the ouch out of summer

Summer memories should be of building sandcastles at the ocean's edge, kayaking through a river's white caps or enjoying a frozen treat while watching the darkened sky explode with fireworks. But, summer's activities, increased heat and stronger sunshine hold potential dangers for you and your family.

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Being prepared is the key – whether it's bringing extra water along for a hike to curb dehydration, reapplying sunscreen to your skin and your children to avoid a burn, or making sure the summer salads don't dish up bacteria from sitting too long in the sun. Our experts offer tips and suggestions for your family's safety this summer, including a piece on fireworks. 

We've also gotten to the bottom of the heat's effect on our bodies. That feeling of utter exhaustion is definitely not all in your head! Read on and gear up for a fun – and healthy – summer.
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  It's hot! Hot! Hot!

Want to learn how heat exhaustion can affect your body and your mind? Download our heat safety infographic for symptoms to look out for and tips for staying safe in the sun.

It's hot! Hot! Hot!

 Featured Articles - June 2013

Feeling hot, hot, hot
Summer heat can really take a toll on you, both mentally and physically.

Summertime foods and bacteria
Warmer months can spell disaster if you're not careful preparing foods.

SOS = Shade our Skin
A child's skin can be damaged by the sun's UV rays in as little as 15 minutes.

Light up the night safely this Fourth
Each year thousands of people are seriously injured by fireworks.

Bottoms up this summer
It's important to stay hydrated, especially in the summer months.


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