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Updated: June 6, 2012 10:57 AM | By Wendy Haaf
Outdoor survival guide

Spring is finally here and we’re warming up to summer. Get ready for long days in the great outdoors by reading up on common health hazards you and your family might encounter



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Along with pleasures like picnics, beach outings, and woodland hikes, balmy spring and summer days bring a few outdoor health hazards. How do you keep your kids safe from Mother Nature’s nastier side? We asked the experts: Ontario camp nurses Cheryl Bernknopf and Tilda Shalof; Surrey, BC, paediatrician and Canadian Paediatric Society spokesperson Glen Ward; Heather Hudson, an advanced nursing practice educator with the Ontario Poison Control Centre at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children; and Bruce Minnes, a paediatric emergency physician at Sick Kids and chief medical editor of aboutkidshealth.ca.

Information is current as of the original date of publication.

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