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Call 9-1-1 If You See Children Left Alone in a Hot Car

With the hot, hazy days of summer in full swing, the Halton Children’s Aid Society has some valuable tips for parents, caregivers and the general public about car safety.

 

The facts are simple.

  • The temperature inside a parked car can exceed 50oC within 10 to 20 minutes on a typical Canadian summer day
  • Opening the window(s) slightly DOES NOT reduce the temperature
  • Heatstroke occurs at 40.50C
  • Young children, especially infants, are three to five times more sensitive to heat than adults
  • Rising temperatures inside a car can cause a child to suffer from heat stress, dehydration, shock and, in extreme cases, even death
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Call 9-1-1 if you see children left alone in a hot car

Over the last few weeks, a number of children across the province have been left alone in vehicles in scorching temperatures. The Halton Children’s Aid Society offers the following tips for parents, caregivers and the general public to prevent more tragedies.

 

The facts are simple.

·     The temperature inside a parked car can exceed 50oC within 10 to 20 minutes on a typical Canadian summer day

·     Opening the window(s) slightly DOES NOT reduce the temperature

·     Heatstroke occurs at 40.50C

·     Young children, especially infants, are three to five times more sensitive to heat than adults

·     Rising temperatures inside a car can cause a child to suffer from heat stress, dehydration, shock and, in extreme cases, even death

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