“101 DAYS OF SUMMER 2009” Fireworks During the past 10 years, about a third of the injuries associated with fireworks have been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks Check local laws. Make sure fireworks are legal where you live
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Here's how to make sure that starting a fire or getting burned isn't
on the menu
More than two-thirds of the time when cars and motorcycles crash, the
driver causes the wreck, not the motorcyclist. Most of the time, the
driver didn't see the motorcycle.
Watch out for the "dangerous too's" -- too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity
Do not chew gum or eat while you swim; you could easily choke
Protect your skin: Sunlight contains two kinds of UV rays -- UVA increases the risk of skin cancer, skin aging, and other skin diseases. UVB causes sunburn and can lead to skin cancer
Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor containing a high rating such as 35 or higher
Drink plenty of water regularly and often even if you do not feel thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them. They can make you feel good briefly but make the heat's effects on your body worse
This is especially true with beer, which dehydrates the body
Most boating fatalities are usually not weather-related. Fatalities typically occur in open boats on inland waters in the afternoon when the weather and visibility are good, the winds and water are light to calm
If you don't recognize the signs of heat exhaustion or choose to ignore them (or in some unfortunate cases are unable to do anything about them), here is what can happen: