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Stay Summer Safe

Summer safety is very important! While out enjoying the sun and warm weather, make sure to take steps to protect yourself and your family from summer risks such as drowning, dehydration, sun exposure, too much heat, and poor air quality.

Use the information in this toolkit to help keep your audience informed about summer safety and what they can do to stay safe during the warm months.

Additional Summer Safety Links 

Social Media Messaging

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Stay Hydrated
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Drinking eight 8oz glasses of water daily and eat plenty of healthy foods like fruits and veggies to keep you hydrated.   

If you do drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages try to alternate them with water throughout the day. To learn more about keeping hydrated this summer visit https://bit.ly/CDCkeephydrated

Alcohol & Swimming Don't Mix.

​​Suggested Messaging: Alcohol and swimming don’t mix! Alcohol use is involved in nearly 1 in 4 emergency department visits for drowning. Avoid drinking alcohol when swimming or supervising swimming. Alcohol can slow your reaction time and every second counts when preventing drowning. https://bit.ly/CDC-Drowning-Prevention

Fun in the Sun
​Suggested Messaging: Sun safety during summer is a must. People of all skin tones can reduce their risk of sun damage and skin cancer by: 

🏖🌴 Staying in the shade 

👒😎 Wearing wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and clothing that covers the body 

🧴 Applying broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 for sun protection 

Learn more about sun safety, here: https://bit.ly/CDCSunProtection 

Protect Your Eyes

​​Suggested Messaging: 😎 Look cool while protecting your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays! Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sunglasses sold in the United States, regardless of cost, meet this standard. Learn more about summer eye safety at https://bit.ly/SafeSummerCDC 

Look Before You Lock

​​Suggested Messaging: Kids and hot cars can be a deadly combination. Even when it feels cool outside, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Leaving a window open is not enough- temperatures inside the car can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes, even with a window cracked open. Always check to make sure everyone is out of the car before locking the door and walking away. Learn more at https://bit.ly/CDCKidsInCars  

Stay Cool
​​Suggested Messaging: Extreme heat can cause health problems including, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.  

Cooling center are places you and your family can go to cool off during hot summer days. If needed, find a center near you: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/consumer-support/cooling-centers 


Signs of Dehydration in Adults and Seniors
​​Suggested Messaging: Stay safe this summer and keep hydrated! Hot weather can put you at higher risk of dehydration and heat related illness. 

Seniors, adults, children, and infants can have different dehydration symptoms, so it's essential to look for common signs to keep you and your family safe. 

Learn how to stay hydrated at: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/water-and-healthier-drinks.html  


Signs of Dehydration in Children & Infants
​​Suggested Messaging: Stay safe this summer and keep hydrated! Hot weather can put you at higher risk of dehydration and heat related illness. 

Seniors, adults, children, and infants can have different dehydration symptoms, so it's essential to look for common signs to keep you and your family safe. 

Learn how to stay hydrated at: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/water-and-healthier-drinks.html  

Social Media – Spanish

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​​Suggested Messaging: Bebe 8 vasos de agua de 8oz todos los días y come muchos alimentos saludables que te ayudarán a mantenerte hidratado, como frutas y verduras.   

Si bebes bebidas con cafeína o alcohólicas, intenta alternarlas con agua durante todo el día. Para obtener más información sobre cómo mantenerte hidratado este verano, visita https://bit.ly/CDCkeephydrated   


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Suggested Messaging: ​¡El alcohol y la natación no se mezclan! El consumo de alcohol está involucrado en casi 1 de cada 4 visitas al departamento de emergencias por ahogamiento. Evita beber alcohol al nadar o al supervisar los que nadan. El alcohol puede atrasar tu tiempo de reacción y cada segundo cuentapara prevenir el ahogamiento. https://bit.ly/CDC-Drowning-Prevention 

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Suggested Messaging: La seguridad solar durante el verano es una necesidad. Las personas de todos los tonos de piel pueden reducir su riesgo de daño solar y cáncer de piel al: 

🏖🌴 Permanecer bajo la sombra 

👒😎 Usar sombreros de ala ancha, lentes de sol y ropa que cubra el cuerpo 

🧴 Aplicar protector solar de amplio espectro con al menos SPF 15 para protección solar 

Obtén más información sobre la seguridad solar, aquí: https://bit.ly/CDCSunProtection 

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Suggested Messaging: Los niños y los coches calientes pueden ser una combinación mortal. Incluso cuando se siente fresco afuera, los coches pueden calentarse a temperaturas peligrosas muy rápidamente. Dejar una ventana abierta no es suficiente: las temperaturas dentro del coche pueden aumentar casi 20 grados Fahrenheit en los primeros 10 minutos, incluso con una ventana abierta. Siempre verificaque todos estén fuera del coche antes de cerrar la puerta con llave y partir. Obtén más información en https://bit.ly/CDCKidsInCars

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Suggested Messaging: 😎 ¡Luce de maravilla mientras proteges tus ojos de los dañinos rayos ultravioleta (UV)! Los lentes de sol que bloquean los rayos UVA y UVB ofrecen la mejor protección. La mayoría de los lentes de sol que se venden en los Estados Unidos, independientemente del costo, cumplen con este estándar. Obtén más información sobre la seguridad ocular en verano enhttps://bit.ly/SafeSummerCDC 


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