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Bestival attendees given health advice

Wed 30 Jun 2010

Bestival attendees given health advice

Music fans who are heading to the Isle of Wight to attend Bestival later this summer have been given advice on how to stay healthy during the event.

The British Red Cross has warned that if the weather is hot over the weekend, festivalgoers may be at risk of suffering from heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education at the organisation, stated that sprains and strains may also be common for those heading to the Isle of Wight, while diarrhoea and vomiting can occur if undercooked food is eaten.

"Many of us will have access to things that we could use for first aid purposes that we don't actually recognise to be useful for that purpose," he said.

This can include using a credit card to remove an embedded insect sting, the first aid expert noted.

Bestival takes place from September 9th to 12th 2010 and will feature performers such as Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy and The Flaming Lips.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-19865645-ADNFCR

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