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Festival goers given health warning

22nd June 2011

A Health Protection Agency expert has warned that summer pop festival crowds could be at risk from too much alcohol, drugs, and sex, coupled with poor hygiene.

Sunburn, heat stroke, sprains and other minor ailments make up most casualties at music events, said Dr Mark Salter, who is a consultant in communicable disease control at the HPA’s Health Protection Unit in the South West. But he said there are occasional reports of sexual health problems, heart attacks and chest complaints and that avoiding doing anything to excess is the best way to stay healthy.


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