A recent study published by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that drinking just one alcoholic drink per day can increase your risk of skin cancer by up to 20 per cent.
In the summer months, when the sun’s rays beam down causing sweltering temperatures and elated moods, it can be all too tempting to have a few too many beers or cocktails. While doing this each day can put drinkers at a 55 per cent higher risk of skin cancer, drinking alcohol in the sun can lead to other accidents in the summer.
Summer drinking dangers
While it is nice to kick back and relax in the summer sun with a beverage, it is important to remember that alcohol can affect your sense of judgement.
As well as putting you off balance, leading to slips, trips and falls, alcohol can cause you to be less aware of the sun’s strength, leading to numerous summer-related illness and injuries.
This includes heatstroke, sunstroke and sunburn. You are also at risk of dehydration as alcohol fails to replenish the water stores lost through excessive sweating.
Drinking on holiday
While on holiday, avoid accidents abroad by acting with caution as you enjoy your getaway. The chances of having a slip or fall around the pool increase with your level of intoxication, while intoxication is one of the leading causes of water sports accidents.
Stay safe and if you are planning to drink during your holiday, avoid participating in any sports, swimming or water-based activity.
It is also worth noting that due to cabin pressure on flights affecting our bodies’ ability to absorb oxygen, drinking one or two units on board your flight can have the effect of a much stronger intake.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured due to an alcohol-related accident, whether you fell outside a nightclub or suffered an injury on holiday, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in assisting victims of personal injury in receiving the personal injury compensation they are entitled to for the harm they have suffered.
Regardless of your own partial liability due to intoxication, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing and the best course of action to take.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice