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Fun in the Sun

7/1/2019
 
This month we are promoting water and sun safety! We will be raffling off swimming lessons at Aqua Tots and passing out information to help prevent drowning and sun-related illnesses. With temperatures climbing, we want to give you the tools you need to keep everyone safe and healthy. We hope you find this information useful.
 
WATER SAFETY
 
Did You Know?
  • Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years old
  • 1/2 of all drowning in babies under 1 year old occur in bathtubs
  • Babies and toddlers can drown in toilets, buckets and dog bowls
  • 1/3 of the children that survive a near drowning will have brain damage
  • Irreversible brain damage occurs after 4-6 minutes under water
What Can You Do?
  • Make sure you have a pool fence completely surrounding your pool with a functioning lock or KatchaKid pool net that you keep on the pool at all times unless the family is swimming
  • Never let your children swim alone
  • Learn CPR
  • Keep large objects, such as chairs and tables, away from your pool fence
If you cannot afford a pool fence, contact Adopt-A-Pool-Fence, an organization started by the United Phoenix Firefighters Association.  Call 602-631-4843 or go to www.saverkids.org
 
SUN SAFETY
 
Did You Know?
  • Arizona has the highest rate of skin cancer in the nation.
What Can You Do?
  • Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection that is water resistant with SPF of 30 or greater, wear a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing
  • Reapply sunscreen every hour and be careful around water, snow and sand which can intensify the sun’s rays
HEAT SAFETY
 
Did You Know?
  • 30-50 Arizonans die every summer due to the heat
What Can You Do?
  • Stay indoors in air conditioning between 11am and 5pm and drink lots of water. If your child will be playing sports in the heat, try hydrating with lots of water before they play. While playing, give them 3 cups of water to every cup of Gatorade they drink.
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