» Are You Summer Savvy? How much do you know about staying safe and healthy in the late months of summer? Take SN’s quiz to find out: The best way to ward off mosquitoes while outside is to: a. Turn on a powered fan b. Burn a citronella candle c. Use yellow bug lights Answer: A. Turn on a powered fan. The mosquitoes simply can’t fly fast enough to get through the wind! How often should you reapply sunscreen while outside? a. Every time you get out of the water b. Every hour c. Every two hours Answer: C. Every two hours, unless you’re in the water. In that case, reapply every 40 to 80 minutes. Dark and mirrored sunglasses protect your eyes from sun damage. a. True v b. False Answer: B. False. The tint and mirror will not help. Sunglasses must have a special UV protection applied to help prevent eye damage. How should you remove a tick? a. Hold a hot match to it b. Pull it straight out with tweezers c. Twist it out with fingers Answer: B. Use tweezers. Twisting it might leave part of the tick embedded in your skin, and the matchstick trick is a myth.
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