and small children
and babies can get high temperature more easily: Spending a couple
of minutes in an over-heated car can be life treathtening for
them. Never leave them unattended in a car.
The interior of a car can reach high temperatures very quickly
during Summer months. Everybody knows the phenomenan: when you
return to your car after leaving it for a couple of minutes at
the parking lot, your fingers burn the moment you touch the steering
wheel. Auto Club Europa (ACE) warns, "When summer, sun and
neglect are combined for drivers, generally children who are travelling
with them are the ones who are under greater treath."
bodies are under treath
small children considering the interior of their bodies have a
larger skin surface compared to adults. This is why they, compared
to adults, display higher sensitivity towards temperature flactuations.
Vhen body temperature raises their bodies react with increase
in blood circulation and perspiration, in order to release heath
again. In over heat and loss of liquid this mechanism doesn’t
work. In such cases, life treathening results such as collapsinng
due to over heat or having a high temperature shock can occur.
Even a few minutes to be spent in a hot car can lead to fatal
consequences for babies and small children. Last Thursday in county
Bawiera, a two-year-old child has died because his mother left
him alone in the car for three hours. The temperature in the car
has reached 80°C.
not trust the side window that is left open
in the interior of a car increases in average, one Centigrade
degrees every one minute, says ACE. "Cooking oven effect"
increases due to large front and rare windshields. Even a slightly
open side window cannot considerably prevent the heat storage
in the interior of a car caused by the sun.
the children with you even in short distances
Even if it
is too difficult and you have to buy something in a short period
of time: Never leave children alone in the car. Children can face
health damage anyway. The club is alsa warning that trees providing
shade shouldn’t be trusted either – because the sun
moves, shade will change place very quickly. Also bear in mind
that children need more lquid: Give them cold and sugarfree drinks.
Do not just walk away when you see other children: If they are
locked in cars in very hot weather, do not hesitate to call the
police or rescue services.