What could be the greatest disaster for a mother? Watch this viral video of how should we be aware of leaving our babies in our cars or else, we must face the said consequences.
According to some studies, it may not be summer, but there's never a wrong time to be reminded of the horrors of vehicular heatstroke. It doesn't need to be too hot outside for the inside of a car to heat up on a sunny day, and it doesn't take long, either. This short film depicts a scene that too many people know too well.
"I'm only going in for a few things," she thought. "It will just take a few minutes".
There was likely never a time in her life when she so fervently wished she was right. Five-minute trips turn into fifteen-minute trips, and there's always just "one more thing" to get before checking out. Share this clip with your friends on Facebook to remind them that it's always easier to deal with a fussy kid in a supermarket than to deal with the consequences of vehicular heatstroke. But what is it all about?
There is a research showing that ‘Heatstroke’ is clinically defined as when a person's temperature exceeds 104 degrees F and their thermoregulatory mechanism is overwhelmed. Symptoms include dizziness, disorientation, agitation, confusion, sluggishness, seizure, hot dry skin that is flushed but not sweaty, loss of consciousness, rapid heartbeat and hallucinations.
It is also stated in a certain study that when a core body temperature of 107 degrees F or greater is reached then cells are damaged andinternal organs begin to shut down. This cascade of events can rapidly lead to death.
Children's thermoregulatory systems are not as efficient as an adult's and their body temperatures warm at a rate 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s.
Lastly, the atmosphere and the windows of a car are relatively “transparent” to the sun’s shortwave radiation (yellow in figure below) and are warmed little. However this shortwave energy does heat objects that it strikes. For example, a dark dashboard, steering wheel or seat temperatures often are in the range of 180 to over 200 degrees F.
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