Practice proper car safety, no matter the heat index
Hectic and demanding lifestyles can lead parents to make mistakes. If you spot an unattended child in a locked car who is not responsive or appears to be in distress, call 9-1-1. If you can’t get help, attempt to get into the car to assist the child — even if that means breaking a window.
“It is not necessary for the outside temperature to be hot for the inside of a car to heat up to dangerous levels. A child’s body can heat up faster than an adult, which can damage their brain and can even lead to death,” says Amit Parkhe, a nurse practitioner at Advocate Medical Group Primary Care in Roanoke, Ill.
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