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Hot Cars Can Be Deadly

On average, 38 children die in hot cars nationwide each year. Temperatures in a car can reach 125 degrees within 10 minutes, even when the outside temperature is only 70 degrees. Young children are especially vulnerable to because their body temperatures rise three to five times faster than an adult’s, which can cause serious injury to the brain, liver and kidneys, and result in death.  Many of these incidents occur as a result of parent/caregiver change in routine, fatigue, distraction or anxiety, bringing about a momentary lapse of memory. See the news release for important tips to prevent accidentally leaving a child in a car.


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