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The clothes in my closet have to be in color coordinated.
1) Bring some earplugs. A new report from Loyola University Health System finds that the sounds of summer - such as fireworks and marching bands - can actually damage your hearing. Experts say that fireworks have a sound decibel of 150, and that ear protection is recommended for deibels above 85.
2) Swim in clear water. Whether you're planning on making a splash at the beach, pool, or even lake, a good rule of thumb is to only dip into clear, good-smelling water.
3) Practice safe eating. If you're manning the grill, designate different plates for raw and cooked meat, and don't leave food out in the sun for more than two hours (one hour if the temps are high).
4) SPF in advance. Applying your sunscreen a few days in advance - a couple times a day - means you can significantly improve your skin's protection from harmful rays.
5) Follow the heat and humidity rule. To keep from dehydrating, implement the 70/70 rule: When the temperature and humidity are both above 70, you enter the dehydration danger zone, says cradiologist Arthur Agatston, MD. Stay safe by sipping frequently from a water bottle, and drinking plenty of water before, during, and after activity.
6) Alternate your alcohol. You'll probably have a cocktail or two, and the safest way to consume them is to: (a) make sure you have plenty of food in your stomach, and (b) alternate each cocktail with a non-acoholic beverage, like water or decaf soda to help stave off alcohol-induced dehydration.
7) Protect your pet. If you're bringing Fido along, remember to apply pet sunblock every 3 to 4 hours to their least hair-covered spots, and use pet-friendly insect repellants.
(Source: ABC News)