Summer is the time for careless behavior, enjoying music festivals, tanning on the beach, lounging around, drinking delicious cocktails and catching up on much needed downtime. We all are waiting for this amazing time to have fun with our friends and relax a little.
Believe it or not, it has its negative sides. Summer season can bring with it a number of health woes, such as sunburns, insect bites, dehydration and plenty of other dangerous conditions.
In this article, we would like to show you a quiz to examine your summer health knowledge. You should answer these ten questions to see how well prepared you are for the summer holidays. Are you interested? Scroll down to take this test right now.
#1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to protect your skin from sun damage, you should use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least:
A. SPF 15
B. SPF 100
C. SPF 50
D. SPF 30
#2. A small child can drown in as little as:
A. 1 inch of water
B. 3 feet of water
C. 5 feet of water
D. 1 foot of water
#3. In a pool, the best floatation device for a small child is:
A. A pool noodle
B. Inflatable armbands (or "water wings")
C. A Coast-Guard approved a life jacket
D. An inner tube
#4. What is dry drowning?
A. When a person's vocal cords close after being submerged in water, making it difficult to breathe, and ultimately leading to death
B. When a person chokes to death in a sandstorm
C. Any instance of a person dying on land after they have been submerged in water
D. When a person has an asthma attack in water
#5. Symptoms of dry drowning typically start how long after a person has been submerged in water?
A. 1 week
B. 72 hours
C. 1 hour
D. 24 hours
#6. In the summertime, people are more likely to develop which of the following conditions?
B. All three of these conditions
C. Kidney stones
D. Urinary tract infections
#7. Cases of infection with the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which is found in rivers and lakes, typically increase in summertime. One way to avoid infection is:
A. Avoid swallowing water
B. Avoid getting water up your nose
C. Avoid getting water in your ears
D. Avoid swimming with open wounds
#8. Cases of Lyme disease increase in summertime. Cases are most common in which part of the United States?
A. The Mountain states
B. The Northeast and upper Midwest
C. The Southeast
D. The Southwest
#9. Outbreaks of this virus, spread by mosquitoes, typically flare up in the summer:
A. Borrelia burgdorferi
C. Swine flu
D. West Nile virus
#10. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, on July 10, 1913. Where did this occur?
A. Death Valley, California
B. The Grand Canyon, Arizona
C. Palm Springs, California
D. Las Vegas, Nevada
The right answers:
6. A, B, C, D.
How many right answers have you got? In order to be fully prepared for summer season, you should know all these things!
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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