Health & Wellness

National Weather Service Issues Reminder to 'Look Before You Lock'


The National Weather Service issued a statement to remind motorists to "Look Before You Lock" in an effort to prevent the deaths of children and pets. 

Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia, which occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. Hyperthermia can occur even on a mild day with temperatures in the 70s.

Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The younger the child the more severe the effects because their bodies have not developed the ability to efficiently regulate its internal temperature.

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