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Resources For The Summer 2005

aSpring and Summer Fact Sheet

The Spring and Summer months signal the beginning of increased outdoor activities such as cookouts, camping, summer vacations, and trips to the beach. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health wants everyone to enjoy this season in a safe and healthy fashion.

Fresh Produce Safety Advisory   Avoiding E. coli

Safe handling and preparation practices for fresh fruits and vegetables
The FDA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the occurrence of foodborne disease increases during the summer months for all foods, including fresh produce.


Avoiding E. coli O157:H7
It's Cookout and Picnic Season! Learn more by reviewing The Bureau of Communicable Disease Control's entire listing of Public Health Fact Sheets.

Or, check out the USDA's
"Focus on Summer Food Handling", "Safe Food to Go" and "A Consumer Guide to Safe Handling and Preparation of Ground Meat and Ground Poultry"

Safe Seafood   West Nile Virus

Safe seafood
A clam bake is another seasonal tradition in New England. Learn more about Red Tide from the Food Protection Program. Check out The Food Protection Program's Newsletter "The Reporter", and an article entitled: "Summer is Seafood Time in Massachusetts"

  West Nile Virus Risk and Avoidance including daily bird, mosquito updates, EEE information, the brochure "Preventing diseases spread by mosquitoes" and fact sheets on the West Nile Virus and Mosquito Repellents
Lyme Disease Awareness Lyme Disease Awareness   "Stay away from Strays" DPH Rabies Web Site: Includes rabies fact sheets, updates, data, rabies sites for kids, and more!
Tularemia Information on Tularemia   Extreme Heat! Extreme heat precautions - During a heat wave the body has to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. CDC Information on Extreme Heat
Pool and Swimming Information for Kids at Summer Camp Summer Camp and Swimming Pool Information   Wave Links to Preventing Beach and Pool Incidents Preventing beach and pool incidents
Sun Exposure Information Prevent Harmful Sun Exposure - Learn more about harmful sun exposure from the Centers for Disease Control/ Cancer Prevention and Control Program   Ban the Burn - Safe Sun Tips Ban the Burn - Safe Sun Tips from SunSpot the Do-Right Dog
Storm Fact Sheet and Flooding Storm Fact Sheet and Flooding   Emergency Medical Services for Children Related Programs and Links

Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services for Children Related Programs and Links - Programs include: Office of Emergency Medical Services, Division for Special Health Needs, Injury Prevention and Control Program, Occupational Health Surveillance and School Health Unit. Related Sites include: National Safe Kids Campaign and Office of the State Fire Marshal

Unintentional Injury Prevention Control Unintentional Injury Prevention and Control Program -Safe on the Move: Traffic and Vehicle Safety -Injuries that occur on the move include injuries to motor vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians. This section has information relating to child passenger safety, the safety belt law, licenses for minors as well as other sites related to safety on the move.
  Playground Safety

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - National Program for Playground Safety

Electrical Safety

Plug Into Electrical Safety - More Than 41,000 Electrical-Related House Fires, 350 Deaths Occur Each Year.  Learn how to look for and correct electrical safety hazards in your  home.


Spring Has Sprung - "Working toward a state of fitness" Aerobics is a great form of exercising to assist you in reaching your goals.


Enjoying The Great Outdoors - Whether it's Walking, Running, Bicycling, or Swimming, Exercising is a great to get in shape, get healthy and enjoy the great outdoors.

Elder Health

  safety first Injury Prevention and Control Program: Training, Educational Materials and Resources