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We’ve officially entered the dog days of summer- in fact, today is National Heatstroke Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Heatstroke occurs when the body’s core temperature reaches 104 degrees. Symptoms of heatstroke include:
*Hot, red skin
*Dry or moist skin
*Lack of perspiration
While heatstroke can strike anywhere when the mercury rises, the following states are considered danger zones:
Children are particularly at risk of heatstroke, since their bodies absorb five times more heat than adults. According to the NHTSA, one of the most common places heatstroke affects kids is in the car- in more than half of child heatstroke deaths, kids were left in hot cars and accidentally forgotten. It only takes 10 minutes in the sun for the inside of your car to reach a deadly temperature, so you should never lock your children in the car, even if it’s only for a short time. If you suspect you’re suffering from heatstroke- or if you’re concerned your child is- use cool water to lower body temperature, not ice.