Summer Sun, Heat & Air Quality: Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Sun safety

Everyone is at risk for sunburn. Kids especially need to be protected from the sun's burning rays, since most sun damage occurs in childhood. Like other burns, sunburn will leave the skin red, warm, and painful. In severe cases, it may cause blistering, fever, chills, headache and make a child feel miserable.

Heat & poor air quality

With climate change contributing to more intense summer heat, take steps to prevent heat-related illness. Sun and heat can also worsen local air pollution by contributing to ozone and smog, so it's wise to be aware of these conditions.

To read the full article and access tips and resources from (from the American Association of Pediatrics), click here.