The summer season conjures up memories of grilling, stupendous lobster rolls, cheap beer, swimming holes, and, my personal favorite, being lulled to sleep by the soft clap of waves falling to the shoreline. But summer isn’t all fun in the sun.
Summer motivates us to leave the house, hop in the car, and go on an adventure, but this inevitably raises our risk of sunburn, jellyfish sting, or boating accident. Summer is the time you should be enjoying yourself, so that’s what we are here to accomplish. Identifying the season’s great health hazards will allow you to properly prepare yourself for anything summer will throw at you and have a great time without placing yourself in peril.
These hazards involve varying degrees of danger and risk. You’ll probably get sunburned, have a bout with athlete’s foot, and get bitten by an insect, but it’s doubtful that you will fall victim to a bear attack. Despite the wide range of potential accidents, every activity becomes more dangerous when alcohol is involved, so restrict your drinking to the bar or backyard.
Here are the 25 biggest summer health hazards and how to avoid them.