Summertime Safety

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The kids will soon be out of school, the weather looks great, the blue water is beckoning and you can’t wait to plan many outings spent at the beach and in the sun. While all this sounds like an ideal way to spend your summer, careful planning and preparations can ensure a hassle-free and safe time!   Click the following links for guidelines we have prepared for you to follow:

Hot weather can be dangerous to your health. It is important to learn about the potential health risks of extreme heat and discover ways to protect yourself. This is particularly important for the elderly who are more prone to heat stress. Building safe sun habits into your daily routine is easier than you think.

Not including boating incidents, on average about 10 people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council (NSC). Click here for water quality of Westport Weston Beaches

Summer heat waves bring unusually high temperatures that may last for days or weeks. This weather can make us tired and uncomfortable, even sick. People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded.

Summer is the perfect time for cooking and eating outdoors. But the warm temperature can also provide the ideal environment for bacteria to multiply. Following safe food handling practices at summer picnics and barbecues is the best prevention against food-borne illnesses. If you suspect that you or a family member has a foodborne illness, seek medical treatment. If a portion of the suspect food is available, wrap it, mark “danger,” and refrigerate it. Call the Westport Weston Health District if the food was served at a large gathering, a restaurant or other food service facility, or if it was a commercial product.