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Extreme heat requires extreme caution

 

August 9, 2017

This week's triple digit weather will make it extra dangerous and deadly for children or pets if left in a vehicle, even for a short amount of time.

The auto association AAA of Washington recommends parents, caregivers and pet owners to never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle, even if the vehicle is parked in the shade or has a window open. On a mild or overcast day with an outside temperature of 70 degrees the internal temperature of a vehicle will increase to 104 degrees in just 30 minutes, causing a child or pet that was left in the vehicle to suffer heatstroke or possible death. In 2016, 39 young children in the U.S. died of heatstroke because they were left in a vehicle,...



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