Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

June 7, 2013

Staying safe this summer

VALDOSTA — Starting Saturday, The Times will run a weekly feature on summer safety. The series kicks off with a story on protecting one’s skin from the summer sun and preventing skin cancer.

Other stories in the weekly Saturday summer safety series may include issues such as boating safety, beach safety, dealing with summer pests like mosquitoes, gnats, bees, ants, etc., avoiding heat stroke, swimming safety, barbecue and grill safety, fireworks safety, and tailgating safety.

These stories are designed to serve as a caution to our readers to remember possible dangers as we become more active, travel more, have more vacation time, go outdoors more, and dare to do something different.

They are not to instill fear, nor meant to curb people from activities they love, but rather these stories will aim to remind people of potential hazards if they don’t take precautions. In some cases, these precautions will be things we all know. In some instances, these stories will share new ideas on how to more safely enjoy our summer activities.

We hope you find the stories informative and helpful in having a great, fun and safe summer.

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