Avoiding Memorial Day Weekend Health Hazards

Protect yourself from food poisoning, sunburn and other Memorial Day mishaps.
1:35 | 05/24/13

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The long Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer but with that comes in seasonal hazards and here are some tips. To avoid the five most common dangers sunburns nothing ruins a -- like a bad -- assisting in the shade between 10 in the morning and 2 PM. Remember your sun screen at least a thirty SPF that covers you VA and UVB rays and don't forget to re apply it every two hours or after a swim. But -- they can be more than mere -- if you're allergic an estimated two million Americans get seriously bad reactions to bites. To be on the lookout for ticks and mosquitoes. Wear bug repellent. And if -- -- out in the grass check yourself on the way home for -- Then there's the enemy you can't see spring allergies Memorial Day is usually around opening -- for grass pollen season pollen counts -- the highest in the mornings and don't be ashamed asleep then. Here's where things can get tricky if you have allergy stay away from the smoke that means keeping clear of the barbecue when it's cranking. Allergies also recommend you change your clothes as often as possible wash your face and hands whenever it takes to keep that pesky pollen outside and off to you. And then there's food poisoning 48 million Americans are strict in each year to remember the magic numbers when you're hitting the grill cooking whole meets. Don't do it at less than 145. Degrees for ground meats like burgers 160. Is the minimum. Demand for poultry -- tick below 165. -- you have five quick tips for staying safe and having fun this Memorial Day weekend.

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