Join Lake Elsinore Mommies and Bring Awareness: Beat the Heat, Check the back seat!
As the heat rises, it is more important than ever to spread awareness. Last year alone, there were 30 heatstroke related fatalities from children who were left or became trapped in a vehicle.
Let us spread the word about heatstroke prevention and continue to educate our community.
WE challenge you to take the
'Hot Car Challenge' and upload a video to share it across social media!
In addition, we have some window clings to be placed on your vehicle to help spread awareness. (Limited supply)
Why are children at risk?
Their small bodies absorb heat more quickly.
Their perspiration doesn’t cool them as well as it does adults.
They can’t change their environment by removing clothing or getting out of the vehicle.
How does heat illness impact the health of children?
The level of heat illness varies according to:
Length of time trapped in the vehicle
Time of day
The child’s health status
WHAT DOESN’T WORK?
Prior air conditioning won’t help.
Air conditioning does little to prevent the temperature from rising once the car is turned off. In five minutes the car’s interior temperature reaches that of the outside air.
What are the stages of heat illness?
Heat stress is a mild physical discomfort and physiologic strain.
Heat exhaustion is caused by dehydration when a child’s temperature reaches 104 degrees. It leads to intense thirst, weakness, discomfort, anxiety, dizziness, fainting, and headache.
Heatstroke, or hyperthermia, is a life-threatening condition where the child’s temperature rises to 104 degrees, causing delirium, convulsions, coma, and death.
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