Protecting Skin in a Heatwave

Expert tips on avoiding and treating sunburn Soaring temperatures have an impact on our bodies – justifying the health watch alerts for heat that have been issued in recent days – with our skin particularly susceptible to the sun. Protecting skin in a...

Life Is A Marathon

The 95th ultimate human race will take place this weekend, Sunday 28 August 2022. The legendary Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest Ultramarathon run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. This year’s ‘down’ run will start in...

Paraffin Is Life In South Africa

Each year during winter, thousands of people are injured and or die due to paraffin-related fires, spillages, ingestion and toxic fume inhalation incidents. For South African energy impoverished communities paraffin is “life” and are dependent on it as a...

Lekker Braai with Burnshield

It’s no secret that South Africans enjoy a lekker braai. (Braai [br-eye] is a widely used noun and verb for an outdoor ‘barbecue’ where meat is cooked over a fire or coals). This delectable and enjoyable experience may not be in the kitchen but this...

Cooking With Care #BA2022

This Burn Awareness Week, we hope to have shared some valuable stats and tips to conquer Burning issues in the kitchen while cooking with care. Making provisions and having a “what if” plan is key to your and your loved ones safety. Kitchen fires can start...

Non-Fire Cooking Burns

Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and burn injuries. However, the number of fire cooking burns are far less than non-fire cooking burns. Non-fire cooking burns are contact burns with dry and wet heat. Dry heat, for example, is a hot stove or hot...

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