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Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Hot days are still here and heatstroke remains a risk for children in cars. Automakers, safety advocates and moms have taken to the airwaves and online with an educational campaign aimed at saving children’s lives. Sadly, an average of 37 young lives are lost each year from heatstroke due to being unattended in cars. More than half of these victims were under a year old and 75 percent were under two years old. Even on a 70-degree day, a vehicle’s interior temperature can exceed 100 degrees in mere minutes. The campaign encourages the public to ACT with the following suggestions:

  • Avoid Heatstroke
  • Create Reminders
  • Take Action

More information and the infographic is available at Safe Kids Worldwide.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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