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It’s never safe to leave kids alone in a car

Galveston County Daily News, July 14, 2010

Young children, especially infants, are more sensitive to heat than adults because their bodies don’t regulate temperature as well as an adult’s body does, wrote UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly in their Keeping Kids Healthy column. “A child left in a hot car can suffer from heat stress, dehydration and shock. … Double-check to make sure everyone has exited the car when you arrive at your destination. It’s worth looking twice to make sure you have removed your child from the car, especially if you have other items to carry inside. Though this may seem silly, remember that children have died because they had fallen asleep in their car seats and their parents didn’t realize they still were in the car.”

 




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