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Archive: July 2018

July is UV Safety Awareness Month



 
As Florida residents, having fun in the sun is great, however, it also important to remember the sun can be very harmful if we are not careful. The sun emits Ultraviolet (UV) waves which can be very dangerous to our bodies if proper precautions are not taken. According to the AIM at Melanoma Foundation, Florida ranks second in the United States for the highest rate of new melanoma cases. With July being UV Safety Awareness Month, Edison Insurance Company would like to ensure you and your family enjoy a fun and healthy summer. Here are some tips for your protection:
 
  • Wear proper clothing: If you plan on being outside most of the day, cover your body as much as possible. 
 
  • Slather on the SPF: The FDA regulates for sunscreen to have a minimum SPF of 15 to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays. It is also recommended to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you leave the house, and reapply every 2-3 hours.
 
  • Protect your eyes: Wear hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun as many are not aware of between UV rays causing eye damage.
 
  • Seek Shade: The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. It is recommended to stay out of the run during those hours.
 
Protecting yourself and family from the dangers of sun exposure is essential for a happy, healthy, and safe summer. For more information on UV protection, click here
 
 
Keeping your family and home safe and protected is Edison Home Insurance Company’s number one priority. We have taken a bright and innovative approach to Florida homeowners insurance with coverage options allowing you to customize a policy to best fit your needs. To learn more about Edison Insurance Company, or to get a personalized quote, call us at (866) 568-8922.
 

Keep it Cool in the Heat of the Summer



 

As Floridians, we can become used to the hot weather. However, in the summer months, hot days mixed with high humidity can cause dangerous heat-related illnesses. Did you know, 2017 was the hottest year to date in Florida? According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the highest daily maximum temperature in Florida on record was reported in Tampa, reaching 96◦F on April 29, 2017.  With the temperatures expected to keep climbing this year, stay cool by following these simple tips:
 
  • Drink lots of water:  The hotter the temperature is outside, the harder your body must work to cool itself off. A little perspiration is a good thing, as it means our body is successfully cooling down.  However, excessive sweating can be dangerous if the body is not replenished with the appropriate fluids.  Drink as much water as you can throughout the day especially while outdoors.
 
  • Wear appropriate clothing: Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool and comfortable. Try and avoid wearing dark colors and opt for lighter colored clothing, as they are more likely to reflect the sun's radiation.
 
  • Stay indoors: When the temperatures climb throughout the day, try to seek share or stay in the air conditioning.
  
  • Know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses including:
    • High body temperature (fever above 103◦F)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Muscle cramps
    • Weakness or dizziness
Should you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

 
We hope you take these tips into consideration to make the most out of your summer. For more information on heat safety, click here.
 


 Thank you for visiting our blog. The safety of you and your family is Edison Insurance Company’s top priority. For more information on homeowners insurance in Florida, or to get a quote, call us at 866-568-8922.