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How to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

During the summer, it’s important to keep your family safe. You do this by making sure everyone’s seat belts are buckled in the case of a car accident. Or you walk on the other side of the street from your neighbor’s dog, so you don’t run the risk of a dog bite.

These are simple ways to keep you and your family out of harm’s way and avoiding the excruciating phone call to your personal injury lawyer this summer.

Prepare for the Heat

In Salt Lake City, we have faced record heat. Keep your family safe by making sure everyone is wearing the right amount of SPF in their sunscreen. This is especially important when your loved ones are spending the day in an organized activity, because heat exhaustion and severe burns can lead to the need for a wrongful death lawyer.

SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor”. If you put on SPF 15, it will take 15 times longer to redden the skin compared to no protection. During the summer months, dermatologists recommend using SPF 15 on a day-to-day basis. If you are running errands and will be outside every now and then, SPF 15 will do the trick.

Recommended Amounts

If you send your children to a day camp at the lake, it is recommended you use at least 30 SPF at minimum. How much sunscreen should they wear—the whole bottle, just to be safe?

It’s recommended to use about a shot glass full of sunscreen to cover all the exposed areas on your body to get the full benefit of the sunscreen. If any of your children are taking medication, it is recommended to use a higher SPF because their skin may be more sensitive to the sun. Be sure to disclose these things before you leave your loved ones in anyone else’s care.

If you find yourself dealing with the unthinkable — a wrongful death after what was supposed to be a fun day at camp — a lawyer here at Robert J. DeBry & Associates will look out for you.

Resources:
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/ask-the-experts/how-much-sunscreen-should-i-be-using-on-my-face-and-body

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