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Deaths of 3 children this year place South Carolina 15th in U.S. for hot-car deaths – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-17 11:16:30 –

Charleston, South Carolina (WCBD) – Three children in South Carolina have died so far in 2021 after being left in a hot car, and the number of such dead children is 15 across the country. It became the place.

“Parents with young children have non-stop sleep deprivation, which really affects how your memory system works,” said Amber Rollins, director of child and car safety.

According to experts, when the outside temperature reaches 80 degrees, the temperature inside the car can rise to 130 degrees. However, even lower temperatures can be dangerous.

“The outside of the car doesn’t have to be very hot. It acts like a greenhouse, trapping that heat and getting hot very quickly,” Rollins said.

When alone in the heat of summer, a child can die as early as 30 minutes in a car. Younger children are especially vulnerable because temperatures rise 3 to 5 times faster.

“About 88% of children who die from the heat of a car are under the age of three,” Rollins said.

“Infants are particularly vulnerable to heat stroke because they can’t control their body temperature,” said Dr. Virginie Daguise, South Carolina Health and Environmental Administration.

Many details, such as the color of the car, the presence of colored windows, and how tightly the child is secured, are factors that determine how well the child can withstand a hot car.

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