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Don’t leave children inside automobile during summer - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

August 2, 2014

Don’t leave children inside automobile during summer

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am

Hot weather is coming. Every year, there are new reports of children dying after being left in hot cars.

The inside of a car can heat up very quickly — even when the temperature outdoors is mild. On an especially hot day, the interior of a car can heat up to 122 degrees in less than 20 minutes; within 40 minutes, it can get so hot that a child left inside a car for that length of time can die.

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