Navigation Links
Tips for Weathering Summer Sun, Heat
Date:7/16/2011

SATURDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- You may love the summer heat that makes it easy to swim, picnic and just laze around outside, but don't overdo it: Overexposure to the sun and heat can be dangerous, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warns.

On average, heat waves kill more people each year in the United States than any other natural disaster. And one American dies every hour from skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States, according to the EPA.

To help combat the double-whammy of heat waves and the sun, the EPA suggests planting trees, shrubs and vines near buildings to provide cooling shade and protection from ultraviolet rays.

The agency also offers the following summer safety tips:

  • Stay hydrated and wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation. Also, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher about 30 minutes before you go outside and reapply every two hours. Check the sun's UV index before you go outside.
  • If you're outside during the sun's peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., try to stay in shade.
  • Remind others, particularly the elderly, to be safe in the sun and heat. Monitor them for signs of heat illness, which can include hot and dry skin, confusion, hallucinations and aggression.
  • Check the air quality. High ozone levels on hot summer days can make the air unhealthy to breathe.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers more hot weather tips.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, news release, June 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Get Focused at Exploration Summer Programs
2. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
3. Snowmen Notwithstanding, It's Time To Register For Rutgers' Summer Session
4. Wellspring Camps Kicks Off National Nutrition Month With $500 Discount On Summer Enrollment
5. Summer Street Capital Announces the Addition of Barry D. Freeman as Healthcare Advisory Partner
6. bgreen apparel Unveils Summer 2010 “Oganic Basic Essentials" Collection, Reduces Carbon Footprint with Stylish, Sustainable Apparel
7. Summer Sandal Time Is Here! Beautify Your Damaged Toenails At Your Podiatrist's Office
8. Healthy Diet From Down Under To Help Brits Shape Up For Summer
9. Supercharge Summer with Superfood-infused Cookies!
10. Du Toit & Associates Prepare to Prevent Silent Deaths by the Pool this Summer
11. Summer Brings Increased Demand For Breast and Body Enhancement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tips for Weathering Summer Sun, Heat
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... , ... Whole Health Supply is happy to announce the favorable reception of ... This new style of nail clipper has a wider jaw opening that is useful ... the actual handle is 2.5mm thick to accommodate the cutting force. This is the ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can ... drop a preset onto their media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... can quickly and easily add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... More ... Health, so it is not surprising that bariatric surgery has received increased attention in ... Journal explains. Of course, when it comes to weight loss, most people are familiar ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... An ... returns for a third time to shed lights on the variety of topics detailing ... inspirational stories, “Nurse Appreciation” tackles why this career has gone from being in a ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... partnered with Mediaplanet to help educate the many who are unaware of the ... dedicated to aphasia will run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 MedDay, ... disorders, announces that an oral presentation entitled "High doses of ... MS-SPI trial" will be given by Professor Ayman Tourbah ... 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in ... and related disorders 3" will take place on Sunday, 29 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... Markt gebracht, die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise ... behandeln: MDLinking kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion ... zu kommunizieren. Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien und ... bereits für die Plattform registriert. Information ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met both ... in , Excellent plus Good ... of the ascending colon   ,      ... announced new positive data from the phase III MORA study for ... litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both primary endpoints showing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: