Sadly, in 2010 there have been 49 deaths of children due to hyperthermia (heat stroke) from being left in hot vehicles. This makes 2010 the worst year so far for these tragedies. And tragically in 2011, another 2 little lives have been added to the list.
Studies show that these incidents can occur on days with relatively mild (i.e. 70 degrees F) temperatures and that unventilated enclosed vehicles can reach life-threatening temperatures very quickly.
* Total number of U.S. hyperthermia deaths of children left in cars, 2011: 2
* Total number of U.S. hyperthermia deaths of children left in cars, 2010: 49
* Total number of U.S. hyperthermia deaths of children left in cars, 2009: 33
* Total number of U.S. hyperthermia deaths of children left in cars, 1998-2010: 496
* Average number of U.S. child hyperthermia fatalities per year since 1998: 38
From 1998-2010 from New Jersey to California, Ohio to Texas, there have been 495 heat-induced (hyperthermia) deaths of infants and children left unattended in vehicles.
51% are children "forgotten" by caregivers*
*(Guard, A. Gallagher, S.S. Heat-related deaths to young children in parked cars: an analysis of 171 fatalities - U.S. - 1995-2002. Injury Prevention 11, 33-37)
Objects Heated by the Sun Warm Vehicle's Inside Air
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(Animation Courtesy of General Motors)
Because the atmosphere and the windows of a car are relatively “transparent” to the sun’s shortwave radiation
(yellow in figure above) they are warmed very little. But this shortwave energy does heat objects that it strikes.
Therefore, a dark dashboard, steering wheel, or car seat/child's car seat can easily (and quickly)
reach temperatures in the range of 180 to over 200 degrees F.
These objects then heat the adjacent air by conduction and convection. They can also give off longwave
radiation (red) which is very efficient at warming the air trapped inside a vehicle.
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