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May 1st is National Heatstroke Awareness Day

 

April 25, 2020



Heatstroke incidents are preventable and often occur when a person’s routine is disrupted. Of children left in vehicles, 46% are “forgotten” in the care on their way to childcare/preschool. Children can also end up alone in cars if the doors or trunk are left unlocked. On average, 39 kids die each year in the U.S. from being unattended in a vehicle. In 2019, 51 children died of heatstroke. A vehicle can heat up 19 degrees in 10

minutes and cracking a window doesn’t help. Young children are particularly at risk; their bodies heat up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult and the body isn...



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