Summer means more time outside and exposure to certain health hazards. Learn how to prevent and treat some of the most common summertime risks.
A primer on summer safety from the FDA Consumer Magazine. Covers a range of summer activities.
Safety tips for beach, pool, boating and more water related fun.
National Council on Fireworks Safety provides information on the responsible use of consumer fireworks.
Insects and ticks
Mosquitoes - avoiding mosquitoes and their bites and diseases
Ticks - prevention and treatment of tick bites
Bee stings - treatment for non-allergic stings
Bee and wasp stings - treatment for allergic reactions to stings
Poison ivy, oak and sumac - recognizing the plants, the rash and treatments
Outsmarting poison ivy and its cousins - includes tips on getting rid of the plants
Food borne illness
Picnic food safety - make sure you serve and store your summer foods safely.
USDA Factsheet - on preventing food borne illnesses that peak in the summertime.