Did you know that July is UV Safety Month? Keep your kids safe from the sun at all times—even when it is not summer and sunny! Make sure that they wear proper clothing that will protect them from harmful ultraviolet rays. Always apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF to exposed skin before you go outside or in the water. All of these steps help to prevent sunburns and lessen the risk of skin cancer.
Don’t Let ‘Em Bug You!
Speaking of skin, keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay with these three tips:
- Spray an effective insect repellent on yourself and your children before heading outside. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that insect repellents containing DEET are safe for children as young as 2 months.
- Eliminate all potential breeding sites by draining standing water in trash or gutters, fixing windows and screen doors and maintaining lawns.
- Avoid scented lotions and try to stay covered as much as possible.
Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
The FDA recently finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
See more tips and safety alerts on TheSafetyCouncil.org.