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5 summer safety tips to help protect your family

by ExamOne on August 10, 2017

1. Water awareness

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death in children from ages 1-14 in the United States? Even with gates surrounding pool areas, lifeguards on duty, and the protective eyes of parents, it still isn’t enough to stop drowning completely. Below are some tips to assist with the prevention of drowning:

  • Begin swimming lessons with a professional instructor at an early age
  • Ensure the swimmer’s skills match the body of water
  • Make sure all safety rules are known and practiced
  • Learn CPR and other emergency protocols

2. Fun, but safe, in the sun

Summer is here, along with the bright sun and lots of outdoor activities. The sun rays beaming down can cause serious risks like sunburn, heat exhaustion, and even skin cancer. 65-90% of skin cancer is due to UV rays. Your children’s skin is a lot more sensitive and just a few sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer. It is important to use a minimum of SPF 15 sunblock and reapply every 2-3 hours, keep shaded, and wear sunglasses.

3. Travel checklist

Summer vacation season is here, meaning more families are taking road trips to amazing vacation destinations. Before long drives you should remember to always equip your vehicle with roadside emergency supplies, inspect all fluid levels, belts, tire tread, and air pressure to ensure safe travel. Here are some tips to help your trip run smoothly:

  • Buckle up
  • Request that passengers, not the driver, operate mobile devices if needed
  • Stay alert and aware of other driver’s blind spots, especially large trucks
  • On long trips, take breaks to stretch and move around

4. Keeping cool

With these hot summer days we are more susceptible to suffering from heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. It is important to try and stay inside in air conditioning but if you need to go outside remember to drink extra water, and wear lightweight clothing that breathes well. Some of the most common symptoms of heat exhaustion are:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Profuse sweating

For more information visit CDC.

5. Don’t get bit

Did you know that Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States? During the spring and summertime ticks carrying Lyme disease are more likely to feed on people. In most cases, people are being infected by the bites of the immature ticks, nymphs, which are less than 2 millimeters in length. A good way to protect yourself is through the use of repellents which will either prevent them from coming near you, or kill them before they get a chance to bite. For more information review this helpful Lyme disease toolkit.

Protect Your Family and Home – Radon Awareness

by ExamOne on January 26, 2016

radonExamOne is committed to helping you protect your family. In addition to life insurance, there are other steps you can take to help safeguard the ones you love. One threat you may not be aware of is radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment, but anyone exposed to unsafe levels can experience significant health consequences. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared January as National Radon Action Month.

According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America and claims the lives of nearly 21,000 Americans each year.1 Radon awareness, testing and mitigation is important because odorless, colorless and tasteless gas can go undetected in homes until it is too late. The EPA and U.S. Surgeon General recommend all homeowners test for radon and take immediate corrective action if abnormal levels are present. Homeowners can test for radon themselves or hire a professional contractor who specializes in radon testing.

Protecting your family is your top priority and we are committed to helping you in that quest. Throughout 2016, we will not only share information on the safety net that life insurance provides, but also help you identify other considerations for protecting your loved ones.

For more information on radon testing or to obtain a test kit, contact your state radon office. To locate a qualified radon professional, visit www.epa.gov/radon.


 

1http://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-consumer-information#takeaction

Protect your loved ones today; they will thank you tomorrow

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September starts Life Insurance Awareness Month. This is an educational program that was started by the non-profit Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). The campaign is designed to help raise awareness about the role of life insurance as part of a household’s financial security plan. This month the insurance industry will come together […]

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