Kids in hot cars: don’t leave them alone!
Last year, 44 children died of heatstroke, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Children can die of heatstroke in cars even in mild weather and even if the car is parked in a shady area.
The NHTSA’s website has fact sheets, sample letters to the editor and other materials for disseminating information about heatstroke: http://1.usa.gov/1l0AzVE
This month’s consumer health handout from the American Public Health Association focuses on child safety, vehicles and health. The reprintable handout is available in English and Spanish: http://bit.ly/UD9hur