Environmental Health and Safety

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Spring and Summer Outdoor Safety

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner.  Many of us are getting ready to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the extended daylight hours.  To help you fully enjoy the great outdoors and avoid unnecessary illness and injuries, here is some helpful information.

Prevent Heat Related Illness

Sudden changes from cool to warmer weather increases the potential for heat related illness, because the body has not had time to acclimate and can become stressed.  Heat stroke can be fatal, however, is preventable.  Learning about acclimatization, hydration, and awareness can prevent you and your family from heat related illness.

Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illness - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

West Nile Virus (WNV)

Mosquitos are here!  West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne virus, the best way to prevent getting the virus is to avoid being bitten by mosquitos.  Did you know that mosquitos can breed in only a tablespoon of water?  Learn more about WNV prevention.

West Nite Virus - Butte County Public Health Department 

Dangerous Cold Water

While air temperatures are increasing our streams and rivers are cold.  Swift water and cold temperatures lead to drowning accidents every year.  Protect yourself and others by learning more about cold water safety

Cold Water Safety - California Department of Parks and Recreation

Outdoor Grilling and BBQ

For many it is a time to heat up the grill and enjoy warmer evenings.  Do not let burns or an accidental fire ruin the food and your fun.  Learn more about outdoor grilling with these safety tips.

Grilling Safety - National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)