Now that warmer weather has arrived in the Northeast, people are taking advantage of the ability to move activities outdoors. Young and older people are using their bicycles for commuting to work or school, or just going out for a few hours of touring to enjoy the sights.
It’s finally summer! Barbeques, baseball games, concerts, pool parties, hanging out on the beach… these are the activities we’ve been looking forward to doing all winter long! The only thing you have to worry about is tan lines and keeping ice in the cooler, right? Unfortunately, while the sun and warm weather allows us to take advantage of the outdoors, excessive heat, sweating, and not keeping properly hydrated creates down side to fun in the sun as well.
As we approach mid-summer and the sun shines bright, there is no better time to highlight July as UV Safety awareness month. The sun emits radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays, which are both harmful to your eyes and skin. Some of those damaging effects could include vision problems or damage to the eyes, skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, and a suppressed immune system.
As summer approaches and we begin to plan our warm weather adventures, don't forget the bug spray! Though not big in size, ticks are one of the most dangerous insects to human beings because of the harmful diseases they can transmit.