Summer is an ideal time to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Sonoma County has to offer. However, for adults and children alike, additional risks for injury or illness are present, including heat-related illnesses, drowning, and diseases from bug bites. With some preparation, these types of injuries can be avoided.
So take a few minutes to review the Summer Safety tips and be safe and stay healthy this summer. Make this summer memorable for outdoor fun, not for a trip to hospital.
For children ages 1 to 4 years, swimming pools pose the greatest risk. It is important to make safety a priority in and around the water.
Beat the Heat
Whether you are working or playing outside in the summer, if you are not use to the heat, or if the weather is hot, you can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Take steps to protect yourself:
Stop Bug Bites and Disease
Protect yourself and your family by preventing bites and diseases, like West Nile virus, which can be transmitted by insects.
Read the full press release for more information and useful links from the County of Sonoma Health Services: www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Press-Releases/Summer-Safety-2017.