Contrary to popular wisdom, mayonnaise in your summer chicken salad is usually not the cause of food poisoning; it is more likely that the source of the problem is improperly handled chicken (undercooked, unrefrigerated, or both). This helpful summer tip is among many collected in a new booklet released today by a panel of scientists from the American Council on Science and Health.
Here are a few more tips:
* Prevent premature aging and reduce your risk of skin cancer by using a good "broad spectrum" sunscreen.
* Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation.
* Avoid overheating in the summer sun by drinking plenty of liquids and taking breaks in cool places.
* To stay safe while swimming or boating, know your limitations...