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What to watch out for when enjoying the outdoors

By Michael Sukut [1]

BELLEVILLE – The warmer weather can be exciting and motivate people to go outside, but there are many safety risks that not all may be aware of.

Loyalist College [2] held a recent seminar about staying safe while enjoying the outdoors, as part of Wellness Wednesday activities. Lisa Lynn, the spokesperson at the conference, said that this is a part of staff engagement. The monthly sessions focus on educating about wellness and safety-related issues.

Here is what should be looked out for this warm-weather season.

Dangerous plants:

Heat-related illness:

Ticks and Lyme disease:

Mosquitoes and West Nile

Gardening and lawn-care safety