As of the end of June 15 children have died from heatstroke in the USA this year as a result of being left in hot cars.
On average, 38 children under the age of 15 die each year after being left in cars during hot weather, which turns the vehicle into a virtual oven.
Temperatures can soar to 120 or 130 degrees even when the outdoor temperature is only in the 80s. The body’s natural cooling methods, such as sweating, begin to shut down once the core body temperature reaches 104 degrees. Death can occur at 107 degrees.
Over 800 deaths: In the past 20 years, children died while trapped inside oven-like cars! We have no idea hoe many pets!
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