Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car02/20/12
(HealthDay News) -- Kids left in the car, either accidentally or
not, can be at risk for hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous
elevation of body temperature. This can happen even in mild weather
and in a short period of time.
Safe Kids USA lists these guidelines to prevent kids from
suffering hyperthermia in the car:
- Never leave your child alone in a car -- even with a window
- Always call 911 immediately if you see a child alone in a
- Set your bag, phone, wallet or whatever you always take from
the car on the floor in front of your child in the backseat so you
won't forget that your child is traveling with you.
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