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July 9, 2012

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Summer Safety Tips

from the Nassau County Dept. of Health

Beat the Heat:

Individuals especially at risk, such as the elderly or those with chronic illnesses should refrain from physical activity, avoid being alone, keep their sleeping area well ventilated, and avoid falling asleep in a hot room

Increase time spent in an air-conditioned environment

Increase non-alcoholic fluid intake

Take cool baths

Eat light, but nutritious foods

Avoid the sun at the hottest times of the day

Wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothing

Beach Safety:

Obey all safety rules and regulations

Only swim at regulated beaches with a lifeguard on duty

Look for posted signs or warnings

Designate a responsible adult to watch children in and around the water