Temperatures in Parked Cars!

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Post by Jamjar » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:48 pm

During 2004, 35 children died of heat stroke in the United States after being left in parked vehicles, says Pediatrics magazine. Studies show that when outside temperatures exceed 30 degrees Celsius, temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly reach 57 to 68 degrees. Even with an outside temperature of 22 degrees, the temperature in a car can still rise by about 22 degrees, with most of the increase taking place within 15 to 30 minutes after parking. Leaving the windows four centimeters open made little difference, as did running air conditioning before turning the car off. The authors of the article believe that public awareness of the risks could save lives.

So there you are folks, even though this is the UK, we still need to take care this summer, it is safer to take your child with you. ;)

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Post by LadyAngel » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:05 pm

Who would leave kids alone in a car, anyway? :huh:

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