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Heat Not Needed

Heat Not Needed

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Posted in General on September 11, 2014

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Many people think that heatstroke is only a danger in more southern climates: Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Arizona.

The reality is that hot-car deaths happen even in mild weather.

Check out this map of where fatal cases of heatstroke in vehicles have occured this year so far:
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Even on mild days of 70 degree weather, a closed car can very quickly heat up to fatal levels: there have been 22 deaths so far in an area of the country (NJ/NY/PA area) that most would consider moderate-climate.

See the interactive map here to read more of the individual stories.

 

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