Injury, Violence & Safety Videos
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can cause skin cancer, which can be disfiguring and even deadly. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes. Damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over a lifetime.
Deaths from fires and burns are one of the most common causes of unintentional injury deaths in the United States. There are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of fire-related injury and death in the home. These include installing and regularly testing smoke alarms and practicing a fire escape plan at least twice a year.
The video explores the health risks of BINGE DRINKING – including unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, injury, car crashes, violence and HIV/AIDS – and discusses effective community prevention strategies such as increasing alcohol excise taxes. The video also features experts who debunk common myths including the belief that BINGE DRINKING is only a problem among youth.
At the CDC’s Injury Center, we translate science into effective programs and policies that prevent unintentional and violence-related injuries and that minimize the consequences of injuries when they occur. Research is fundamental to our success because good data are essential in making sound, smart investments.
Though swimming is a popular sports activity with many health benefits, swimming-related illness in the US is on the rise. In a fun-filled reminder, experts show you how to keep your family healthy and safe when you get ‘In the Swim of Things’ this summer. The main culprit: a chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of teens in the United States, taking about 3,000 young lives each year. The “Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers” video offers information to help parents keep their teen drivers safer on the road.