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Reminder Of The Dangers Of Cars And Heatstroke

 
Posted Thursday, August 7th 2014 @ 1pm  by WOOD Radio news team

Not that it is going to be that hot this weekend, but the temperature doesn't have to hit 100 for kids to be in danger in their car seat.

WOOD Radio received this helpful reminder from our friends at Norton Shores Police.

"As the weather gets a little warmer again, it's a good time to remind everyone about the dangers of leaving kids and animals in hot cars.

Heatstroke sets in when the body is unable to cool itself quickly enough. A child's body heats up three to five time faster than an adults, making them more susceptible to heatstroke.

On an 80 degree day, the temperature can rise 20 degrees in as little as ten minutes, and continue to get hotter each passing minute. Cracking a window doesn't help.

Also remember to keep car doors and trunks locked at all time to avoid accidental entrapment, whether the vehicle is in the garage or driveway.

To remind yourself of children in the backseat, place a briefcase, purse, or other personal item you can't spend your day without next to the child.

If you encounter a child or animal locked in a vehicle, call 9-1-1 immediately. emergency personnel are trained to respond to this situation."

For more information, visit www.safekids.org/heatstroke.

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