Visit AboutKidsHealth for tips on sun safety and preventing heat-related illnesses
It’s been a hot summer! While the kids are out enjoying the weather, it’s important to be cautious of potential dangers of the heat.
Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns and long-term skin damage, which means parents and caregivers must know how to properly protect their child’s skin. AboutKidsHealth offers information on how to choose and use sunscreen, as well as tips on how to reduce sun exposure.
AKH also has two articles on how to prevent heat-related illness, and who’s at risk:
- Heat-related illness offers a general overview of common heat-related illnesses.
- Heat-related illness in young athletes outlines how to protect yourself from the heat during physical exertion outside.
AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ patient education website, which offers more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on sun safety and heat-related illnesses, and more, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca