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August 2013 Archives

Don't Leave Kids in Hot Cars: It's the Law

Leaving kids in hot cars can lead to unintended and incredibly tragic consequences.

With temperatures in California soaring into the 90s, a car's interior can heat up to 135 degrees or higher, and prove fatal to a small child .

As the temperature continues to rise, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia, or heat stroke -- especially for a child left inside a hot vehicle.

For that very reason, it's illegal in California to leave a child in a hot car.