It feels like the dog days of summer are just beginning. But with the warmer temperatures, days swimming at the beach, campfires, hikes, and barbecue grills come plenty of summer hazards.
Here are eight major summertime hazards to look out for and tips for staying healthy, safe, and happy all season long…
1. Sudden Drowning
As far as summer tragedies go, accidental drowning strikes almost every tourist, lake, and beach resorts yearly in the United States. Tip: Drowning can be prevented by wearing life jackets (especially on boats), never swimming inebriated, and by utilizing swimming safety tools (i.e., water wings) in pools and lakes as well as the buddy system.