Undated -- We won't waste your time telling you heat can kill, several people have died already this summer. But you're about to learn something you didn't know about how the danger starts well below 90-degrees.
But first, consider this story: A police officer left his K9 in the back of a police cruiser as he was called to another call. The dog was in the car for an hour, causing his organs to fail.
The K9 officer had to be put down the next day.
So, we're taking another look at how hot vehicles can get. Inside your car, the sun's rays heat objects -- like a dashboards, steering wheels, or child seats. Those items heat the adjacent air, and give off more radiation. That warms the air inside even more.
So even though it's just 80-degrees outside, after one hour, the temperature in the car can get as high as 123 degrees.
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Last summer, we did a series of experiments regarding heat in hot cars. Grant Gilmore and Tracey McCain baked cookies on a car's dashboard. We also had EMS crews on hand as Grant baked himself in a hot car. Links to both stories are below:
Tracey & Grant Bake Cookies In The Sun
Grant Bakes Himself In Hot Car - The Impact Of Heat on the Body
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