How to BEAT the Summer HEAT!

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Health

How to BEAT the Summer HEAT! Sunshine brings the best out of Summer – boating, picnics, hiking, swimming, etc. There is no shortage of outdoor activities when you are Canadian and the weather is in your favour. However; the sun can also be a very dangerous with its powerful UV rays and intense heat. Spending time outdoors in the sun means being prepared whether this is sunscreen, hats and shade or keeping hydrated with water. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind this Summer. UV Protection It is important to note that even when the sun may …

How to Stay Safe in the Sun & Treat Burns

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Safety

How to Stay Safe in the Sun & Treat Burns As the weather heats up it’s important to keep sun safety in mind. Although the sun can be very enjoyable it’s important to understand the negative effects of prolonged exposure and how you can prevent it from causing you discomfort or long term effects. Suntans and Sunburns Although it may be your summer goal, suntans are dangerous as they are a version of sun damage. Consistent or lengthy unprotected exposure to the sun can cause moderate to severe sunburns (ie. Radiation Burns). Even though suntans/burns do heal over time, prolonged …

Summer Heat and Sun Safety

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Songs to Save Lives Did you know one of your all-time favourite songs could help you save a life one day? Or even save your life one day? Cardiac arrest can happen at any time, any age or any place, which is why it is important to be as prepared as possible. If there is no defibrillator or emergency personnel around, call 9-1-1 and begin CPR. CPR could potentially save lives as taking immediate life-saving action can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. If you wish to learn more about CPR you can check out any of our …

Summer Sun Safety Blog

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Summer Sun Protection With Summer in full swing it is difficult not to be tempted away from the workday to the beach, park or cottage! Whatever your preferred leisure activities in the summer entail it is important to be prepared for the sun and it’s harmful UV rays. First Aid Canada is pleased to offer an array of products to help prevent sunburns and also those to treat them, although we hope you never actually have to use them! For sun protection and burn prevention we highly recommend the following products:   Croc Bloc Sunscreen & Sunscreen Sachets Croc Bloc …

Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun and Treating Burns

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Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun & Treating Burns As the weather heats up it’s important to keep sun safety in mind. Although the sun can be very enjoyable it’s important to understand the negative effects of prolonged exposure and how you can prevent it from causing you discomfort or long term effects.  Suntans and Sunburns Although it may be your summer goal, suntans are dangerous as they are a version of sun damage. Consistent or lengthy unprotected exposure to the sun can cause moderate to severe sunburns (ie. Radiation Burns). Even though suntans/burns do heal over time, prolonged …