posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 08:46 PM
With the sweltering heat happening in the Midwest and no real relief in sight I wanted to bring to everyone's attention an important issue that needs
to be brought to the forefront of everyone's minds.
Hyperthermia is a condition often resulting in death from extreme heat and dehydration.
Hyperthermia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hyperthermia is an elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation. Hyperthermia
occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. When the elevated body temperatures are sufficiently high, hyperthermia is a
medical emergency and requires immediate treatment to prevent disability or death.
Children are being found in vehicles, animals are left in cars with out sufficient air circulation, and this seems to happen every year as summer
This year has been particularly dangerous and a simple google search will give you pages of the latest victims from infant to elderly.
Many elderly on fixed incomes have to make the choice to either eat or turn on the AC and before they know what has happened they become dehydrated
and then tragedy strikes.
Infants and small children strapped into car seats are so helpless and vulnerable.
Pets love to ride in cars and can jump in without owners knowing, or in as owners get out. However they can also die from heat exhaustion by being
held in a car with the windows only cracked due to lack of air circulation.
All I am saying here is to be extra careful, check on your neighbors, be extra vigilant to protect your pets and keep an eye out for abandoned
children in vehicles.