Prevention of burns may include:
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Use sunscreen if you are out in the sun for more than 30 minutes.
- Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA.
- Stay out of the sun between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun's rays are strongest.
- Make a fire evacuation plan.
- Install household smoke detectors.
- Store flammable substances correctly.
- Store household chemicals correctly.
- Keep children away from electrical outlets.
- Set your hot water heater below 125 degrees F.
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