GO FORTH AND CELEBRATE SAFELY ON JULY 4

Mon June 25, 2012

DUPAGE COUNTY-The DuPage County Health Department urges county residents to keep safety in mind while they are enjoying Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4.

Here a few suggestions from the Health Department that will help keep your family safe and healthy:

  • Sun safety: Protect your skin against the sun with sunscreen, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
  • Water safety: Make sure everyone near pools, ponds, lakes or the ocean has the proper skills to swim; keep an eye on young children and check floatation devices for leaks
  • Grilling safety: Check to make sure your grill is working properly, don't ignite charcoal with gasoline or lighter fluid, use heat resistant tools and never lean over an open flame
  • Fireworks safety: Stay a safe distance away from any fireworks display. Be mindful of children with sparklers, as the wire remains hot enough to burn skin even after the sparks have ended

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GO FORTH AND CELEBRATE SAFELY ON JULY 4

 

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