News: Media Release
Don’t Let the Bugs Stop Your Fun
Huron County Health Unit reminds people, when enjoying outdoor activities, to protect themselves against mosquito and tick bites. Precautions include: wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes, using an insect repellent approved by Health Canada, limit time outdoors at dawn and dusk, and conducting head-to-toe tick checks. Visit ontario.ca/lyme for more information.
Community Food Advisors Now Recruiting
The Huron County Health Unit is recruiting new Community Food Advisor (CFA) volunteers. CFAs work with Health Unit staff and community partners to promote healthy eating and food safety through presentations, cooking classes and other educational appearances across the county. Training is free and begins in October.
Be Careful Around Discarded Sharp Objects
The Huron County Health Unit is reminding people to be careful if they come across discarded needles on beaches, parks or other recreational areas. Sharp objects, such as used needles, razor blades or any item that could cut skin should be handled carefully.
Make Sun Safety a New Family Rule
The Health Unit is reminding families to enjoy the sun safely. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays, cause sunburns, skin cancer and eye damage. Children are most at risk because they tend to spend more time outdoors when the sun’s rays are strongest. So make sun safety a new family rule!