Outdoor Safety

Make the most of your family time outdoors with these ideas for being safe at the pool, on the bike path, and more.

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What Parents Need to Know About Blue-Green Algae Poisoning

If swallowed, blue-green algae can cause serious gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. Here’s how to keep children and dogs safe when swimming in ponds and lakes, plus photos of toxic algae so you know what to look for.
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Why Rip Currents Are So Deadly, and How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Them

Rip currents are fast-moving channels of water that can pull even experienced swimmers out to sea. Make sure every member of your family knows these rip current safety tips before spending a day at the beach.
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How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Backyard

With the right tick management strategies, parents can keep pets, kids, and yards safe and free from the harm of tick bites and tick borne illnesses. Here's what the experts recommend.
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10 Natural Remedies for Sunburns

Honey, milk, and oatmeal aren't just for breakfast -- they're also used in home remedies for sunburn relief.
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Dry Drowning Symptoms: Know the Warning Signs

It's terrifying that a child can seem fine after getting out of the water, but start to have trouble breathing an hour—or even 24 hours—later. But you'll worry a lot less once you know the signs of submersion injuries and how to prevent dry drowning.
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Your Pool Noodles Could Be Harboring Snakes

Firefighters warn against these floppy pool toys.