Sweet, the summer has finally made it! The patio is set, the grill is warmed up for BBQ meals, the lawn looks fabulous, and the fun plans are set in place for a party. Are we really prepared for the potential hazards? Not to sound like a downer, but there are many dangers that do lurk behind summer backyard fun, and it could potentially kill you. Lightening, pesticides, animal waste, heatstroke and food poisoning are a few matters that need to be addressed. There are even injuries you would not even think about, like getting injured from your lawn mower from wearing open-toed shoes. Hands and toes can get cut in the blades and if dirt gets into the cut, it could lead to a trip to the hospital. We don’t want to have a summer that we regret. If we take the extra precautions, and are aware of the risks we can avoid these disasters.