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Never Leave A Child Unattended Inside A Hot Vehicle
Updated July 17, 2013 7:28 AM | Filed under: Interest
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(UNDATED) - It has felt more like July with temperatures heating up in the 90's this week.

The hot and Humid conditions will continue-- which is prompting a warning to parents and caregivers; never leave a child unattended inside a hot vehicle.

At one point last year in Indiana, there were 10 child deaths from being left in hot vehicles.

Dr. Michael McKenna, a pediatric hospitalist at Riley Hospital for children at IU health, says it is extremely dangerous to leave a child in a hot car for any amount of time. The inside of a closed car can quickly exceed 100 degrees and cracking a window does not help keep the inside cool.

McKenna says the heat overwhelms a child's ability to regulate his core temperature and a loss of consciousness can happen very quickly. The internal organs start to shut down and death can occur.



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