Sunscreen tests

FDA recommends using non-flammable sunscreens

FDA experts said that you should add non-flammable sunscreen to your grilling grocery list this Fourth of July weekend.

Galveston County takes extra steps to protect beach goers July 4th weekend

Galveston officials are doing their best to protect and warn swimmers on July 4 to only swim where there are lifeguards on the beach.

Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office

Montgomery Co. issues burn ban, fireworks restrictions

Montgomery County officials announced an outdoor burn ban and restrictions on fireworks are now in effect in response to the growing threat of wildfires in the area.

HCSO, kids team up for swimming lessons

Thousands of people around the globe took part in the world's largest swimming lesson in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

Keeping kids cool during hot summer camps

Heat and humidity can sneak up on kids, putting them in danger of heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.

Taking action now against West Nile

Health officials are taking steps now to eliminate mosquito-breeding grounds in hopes of preventing a repeat of last year’s deadly summer.

Baseball helmet ratings

New standards to improve Little League baseball helmets

Equipment company Rawlings is rolling out an improved helmet rating system designed to better protect players from head injuries.

How to know child is old enough to be home alone

Find out how to make sure your children are safe when they are home alone.

What children should do in emergency

Many children are left home alone or with siblings or friends during the summer. There's a chance that something could go wrong when the parents aren't home.

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Summer means rise in ER visits for kids

During the summer, kids are out, being active and that could mean accidents and broken bones.

Summer of Safety

How to talk to children about danger at any age

When it comes to parents trying to warn their kids about danger, it might feel like talking to a wall. However, it is crucial that children not only hear but also understand your message.

Girl on swing

Protect children from heat exhaustion

With children playing outside, it is essential to protect children from heat exhaustion.

Dangers of taking wrong medication

You or someone in your family could end up taking the wrong medication. Not because you picked up the wrong bottle, but because the wrong medication was in the bottle. 

How to keep bugs away

Summer in Houston means mosquitoes are always near. Here's how to keep the pests at bay.

Playground safety tips for summer

Experts say there are some things parents should look out for when it comes to their child's safety on the playground.

Summer of Safety

How to stay safe while doing yard work

For those who may have yard work on your to-do list, we found some key information when it comes to keeping your children safe while they help out.

Fireworks in bottle

Fireworks can cause eye injuries, burns

The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for fireworks injuries, but many can be prevented with a little common sense.

Officials: Don't fire guns to celebrate July 4

The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate, but law enforcement officers are warning about the dangers of celebratory gunfire.

Sun, heat

Some Medications don't mix with heat

Some medications don't mix with Houston's triple-digit summers. Find out which ones may make it seem even hotter.

Houston area leads state in child drownings

Summer has barely begun, yet several recent drownings have the greater Houston area leading the state in these deadly accidents.

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Study: Race plays a role in drownings

According to a study, 75 percent of drowning victims are African-Americans or Islanders.

Sun Thermometer

Houstonians try to keep cool in triple-digit heat

Houstonians are doing their best to stay cool in what will likely be the hottest week so far this summer.

League City Water Restrictions

League City water leak repaired, restrictions still in effect

Crews repair a major water leak in League City, but there are still strict water restrictions in effect.

Preventing tragedy from summer heat

A few simple steps can prevent a tragedy in Houston's hot summers.

Sun Thermometer

Houston launches 'Look Before You Lock' campaign

The city of Houston launches a campaign to help caregivers remember that a child is in their back seat.

Protect your skin this summer

If you are headed outside for than than 20 minutes, you will need to take precautions to protect your skin from cancer.

Keep kids safe this summer with protective gear

Every year, about 300,000 kids across the country will wind up in the emergency room because of a head injury on a bike. Prevention is as simple as wearing a helmet.

Sun Thermometer

'Beat the heat' cooling centers open

Need some place to cool off this summer? Reliant has opened several "beat the heat" cooling centers in Houston.

Do homework before choosing day care

Homework is the most important thing parents can do when deciding where to send their child for day care, experts say.

ATV

Doctors urge safety when riding ATVs

All-terrain vehicles are increasingly the cause of trips to the hospitals and, in some cases, even death.

HFD: Stay cool this summer

As the Texas sun heats up the Houston area once again, firefighters offer some tips that could save lives.

electricity fire

Danger of live power lines demonstrated

CenterPoint Energy shows how dangerous power lines can be, especially now that hurricane season has started.

Ray Ray

Austin mother tries to prevent children left in cars

The sun becomes a killer when children are left in cars. An Austin mother is trying to save lives after her own daughter's death.

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Children need sunglass safety

Do not forget about protecting children's eyes this summer.

Electricity power lines

Residents urged to conserve electricity

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking consumers to conserve energy during peak electricity hours from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

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