Outdoor summer safety means spray before you play!
Use bug spray repellent with at least 20% or more DEET to prevent mosquito and tick bites that can lead to diseases such as Lyme Disease and the Zika Virus and broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF to protect your skin from the sun, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.
The resources below provide more information about the Zika Virus, Lyme Disease, and sun safety.
Find out more about the risks associated with mosquito bites and how to prevent them.
Are you traveling this summer? Follow these steps to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
Learn more about what we know about Zika and pregnancy.
Check out these tips to protect you and your family, your pets, and your yard from ticks.
Be prepared! Learn how to remove a tick that is attached to your skin the right way.
Understand the most common symptoms of tick-related illnesses and when it is time to talk to your doctor.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Learn more about skin cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society.
Are you aware of these indoor tanning myths? Understand why you should avoid indoor tanning to protect your skin.
Learn more about the steps to protect outdoor workers from heat exposure.