With the weather warming up, many of us are ready to explore the outdoors and embrace all that summer has to offer.
From swimming in public ponds to grilling on your outdoor barbeque, being bit by a deadly mosquito and suffering from sun poisoning, summer has shown to be more dangerous than we thought.
There are many risks you need to be aware of and precautions you must take in order to ensure your safety. For instance, wearing sunblock to avoid sunburn, to determine when the present is to strong and staying out of the water, and becoming aware of the deadly plants and pests that could kill you.
Although winter is known for its dangerous icy roads, some of us fail to realize that summer driving also calls for major concern. People are taking vacations which are causing increased congestion on the road. More people are riding around on motorcycles and teens are making the road in excitement.
Before you decide to rush into your summer fun, make sure you train yourself on the summer dangers first.
1) The hot
The sun is extremely powerful. It sends off intense heat and when your body is unable to handle it, overheating and hot stroke may occur. Heat stoke is a life threatening emergency. It has the ability to cause rapid pulsing, possible loss of consciousness, disarray and rapid, shallow breathing.
Summer is approaching, which entails the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Many people enjoy watching beautiful firework showings, while others enjoy defining off the showings. According to News Week, some fireworks incidents turn deadly. In 2014, nine people died from eight different fireworks related accidents, including two who were not the lighters.
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3) Water athletics
Depending on where you live, individuals wait year-round to experience the adrenaline pumping athletics summer has to offer. Regrettably, some of these athletics have been shown to be deadly. Cliff jumping, surfing, whitewater rafting and scuba diving are just a few.
4) Public swimming pools
Many people flock to public swimming pools to cool off during the summer months. All of these people, in one circulating body of water calls for increased illness and illnes. According to the CDC, recreational water illness( RWI) can be caused by the germs in contaminated swimming pools. They explain, RWIs include a wide variety of infections, such as gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. Make assured that you enter into a pond that is properly filtered and chemically treated at all times.
5) Poisonous plants
Coming in contact with poisonous plants can ruin your entire summer. The most common plants include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. However, plants such as Belladonna, Rosary Pea and Wolfsbane have enough power to actually kill you.
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