Hospital Raises Awareness of Youth Heatstroke ‎- NBC 5

June 21, 2012 – Andres Gutierrez of NBC 5 reports on how quickly a parked car can heat up in the summer and how dangerous it is to leave children in the car.

With outside temperature at 84 degrees, we started measuring the inside temperature of the car at 94 degrees.  The inside temperature reached triple digits within three minutes, 113 degrees within 17 minutes and 120 degrees at thirty minutes. Children’s Medical Center Dallas partnered with Safe Kids to get the word out about how dangerous it is to leave a child in the car by hosting the hot car demonstration.

Another concern in the summer heat is that childrens’ bodies heat up five time faster than adults.


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