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Minute-by-minute what happens to your child’s body in a car in the heatwave

THE UK is in the middle of a scorching heatwave.

And while it can be tempting to leave your child in the car when you’re doing a quick whiz around the supermarket, the dangers are life-threatening.

 Leaving children in the car at any time is a bad idea

Leaving children in the car at any time is a bad idea

The Met Office has issued an Amber Extreme heat warning covering large parts of Inglaterra y Gales el fin de semana, significado “population-wide adverse health effects, not limited to those most vulnerable”.

En julio 17 y 18, temperaturas are expected to hit 35C or even higher, which could mean the warning could be bumped up to a Rednational emergencyfor the first time ever.

The sizzling heat is expected to move into next week.

You likely already know the extreme danger of leaving a child in a carbut did you know it can take less than half an hour for the effects to kick in?

Incluso si es un día nublado, la sudoración y la sed pueden comenzar dentro 45 minutos.

Los experimentos muestran que incluso en un día más fresco de verano, las temperaturas dentro de un vehículo cerrado pueden superar rápidamente los 125 °F (alrededor de 52°C) – justo al lado del récord mundial de la temperatura más alta jamás registrada de 56 ºC en el Valle de la Muerte, California.

La cabina de un automóvil puede llegar a ser 20 ºC más caliente que la temperatura exterior, incluso en días frescos y nublados, como consecuencia del efecto invernadero.

Como el coche se convierte en horno, cuanto más tiempo dejas a un niño, cuanto más en riesgo se vuelven de problemas de salud graves.

Cuando pasas algún tiempo en una temperatura alta, la eficiencia termorreguladora de su cuerpo disminuye mientras que la temperatura corporal comienza a aumentar.

El cuerpo está en un estado de hipertermia., ya que absorbe mas calor del que disipa.

Es especialmente peligroso cuando la temperatura corporal es superior a 40C (compared to the normaly 36-37C).

Tal situación se conoce médicamente como enfermedad por calor., which may cause heat stroke – mareo, confusión y convulsiones.

An average of 38 niños mueren como resultado de ser dejados en un automóvil cada año en el Reino Unido, stats say. La mayoría son menores de dos años..

Omni has a Hot Car Calculator, which gives a minute-by-minute breakdown of what happens to a kid when they are left in a hot car.

It allows you to adjust for temperature, cloud cover and the colour of the car.

For example on a sunny 25C day with a clear sky, a child in a dark car would be at risk of death within 70 minutos.

Even with scattered clouds, it would reach this danger point within 75 minutos.

Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient.info, dice: “You may think leaving your child in the car for just a few minutes is fine unless we’re having one of the few really sunny days we get in the UK.

But apart from the security aspect, there are real risks to your child’s health from spending just a few minutes in a car with the windows up.

The smaller your child, the less good they are at regulating their body temperature. That means they’re at real risk of dangerous heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Their body fluid is carefully regulated, and depends on the right balance of fluid and salts. But babies and small children lose fluid very quickly from sweating and increased breathing rate, leaving them at serious risk of dehydration.

Once their body reaches a critical temperature, the normal body mechanisms don’t work any more. Their temperature can skyrocket, leaving them at risk of organ damage and even death.

The inside of the car is like a greenhouse, and we all know they’re designed to keep plants much warmer than being in the open air. There’s no breeze, and even on a cloudy day sun on the windows and roof with rapidly leave the inside of the car like a sauna.

So no matter how short and no matter how cloudy, just don’t do it.

Minute-by-minute

22C with scattered clouds in a dark car (the car may reach 56.4C).

40 minutos:

  • hyperthermia
  • sweating
  • sed
  • very uncomfortable

60 minutos:

  • severe sweating
  • flushed
  • increased heart rate
  • children with epilepsy may start convulsing

90 minutos (life-threatening):

  • desmayo
  • dehydration
  • debilidad
  • vomiting
  • breathlessness

165 minutos (medical emergency):

  • severe headache
  • mareo
  • confusión
  • hallucinations
  • delirium
  • medical emergency

26C with a clear sky in a dark car (the car may reach 66.5C).

30 minutos:

  • hyperthermia
  • sweating
  • sed
  • very uncomfortable

45 minutos:

  • severe sweating
  • flushed
  • increased heart rate
  • children with epilepsy may start convulsing

70 minutos (life-threatening):

  • desmayo
  • dehydration
  • debilidad
  • vomiting
  • breathlessness

110 minutos (medical emergency):

  • severe headache
  • mareo
  • confusión
  • hallucinations
  • delirium
  • medical emergency

Every symptom is sped up significantly as it gets hotter, or if you have a dark-coloured car.

Under 27C heat, it takes just 25 minutes for hyperthermia to kick in and under an hour for children with epilepsy to start fitting.

But it doesn’t have to be very hot at all for trouble to start.

18C is warm enough to put children at risk – dentro de 85 minutes a child’s heart rate rises and severe sweating starts.

To prove how hot cars can become, Aussie chef Matt Moran overcooked a lamb loin en 90 minutos…using only his car.

He left a pan on the front seat and didn’t apply any extra heat.

The meat wasn’t just cooked, YVETTE Mimieux fue famosa por su papel destacado en La máquina del tiempo también well cooked.

Otorgado, Australia tends to be hotter than the UK, but the sun can turn any car into an oven.

So however tempting it may be, never leave your pets or kids in carseven if it doesn’t seem hot or cloudy.


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