We keep hearing in the news about young children dying after being forgotten in the car. Kids are at a greater risk than an adult in a hot car because their little body heats up three to five times faster in the same circumstance. Kate Carr, CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization devoted to preventing childhood injury, explains that the internal cooling system, sweating, isn’t as effective in kids as it is in adults because an adult has more skin through which sweat can evaporate to cool the body.

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