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Re: Hot Time In The City Or Countryside

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 pm

A Hamilton, Ontario doctor sat in a hot car while connected to monitors to show how quickly a child left in a hot car can be in danger.

Five minutes in, Dr. Crocco was becoming increasingly uncomfortable.
“His breathing rate increased just slightly,” local paramedic Michelle Greenspoon observed. “His heart rate increased just slightly, so those are signs that his body is compensating.”
Before entering the vehicle, Dr. Crocco explained that extreme temperatures can heat up a car in a very short time. Kids, he said, will quickly start sweating. If they stay in the car much longer, things become incredibly dangerous.
“And then you actually stop sweating, and when you stop sweating your body no longer can control the heat and your heat starts to rise,” Dr. Crocco said.


Covered in sweat on a stretcher and clutching a water bottle, Dr. Crocco said if he is affected by this heat on an overcast day, imagine how much worse the experience could be for a child.
“Very, very quickly these children’s temperatures are going to rise to a very dangerous level,” he told reporters. “So the message is don't let that happen.”

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ontario-doctor-swelters-in-hot-car-to-show-dangers-to-children-1.3510631?hootPostID=cbf5e0018df95b17e95a645ecdfe34fc

In the US this week, a child was left in a car outside a mayor's house. The child's parents did not realize until the next day that their child was left behind.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/19/2-year-old-found-dead-car-outside-home-owned-tenn-mayor/490896001/
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Re: Hot Time In The City Or Countryside

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Unfortunately, pet and child deaths in hot cars continues to occur in Canada and in the USA. This week's stories:

Arizona, USA
Phoenix authorities are investigating the hot-car deaths of two children in as many days.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/us/two-hot-car-deaths-phoenix/index.html

British Columbia, Canada
In a post published on Friday, the Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital shared a photo of a dog that died after being left in a hot car the same day.

"People obviously still need to be reminded about this, and to me, the best reminder was the picture of the deceased dog lying on our table in the back of the clinic," veterinarian and hospital owner Leah Montgomery told Global News, speaking about the difficult decision of whether or not to post the photo.

"[I]f that doesn’t hit home to people, I don’t know what else is going to."

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/british-columbia-veterinarian-posts-photo-of-dog-that-died-in-hot-car-warning/84624/
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