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.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ontario-do ... 5ecdfe34fcCovered 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.”
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.
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