Heatstroke Key Points

Heatstroke Key Points

What is Heatstroke? Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young children are particularly at risk as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s (source: American Academy of Pediatrics). A car can heat up 19 degrees in 10 minutes (org). This means […]