On average 38 children in the US die annually from heatstroke after being left in a hot car. Last year this number peaked at heartbreaking 52.
But how could this happpen?
Human body temperature is regulated within a narrow range of several degrees around 37°C (98.6°F). Once it rises to 42°C (107.6°F) and above, cytotoxicity occurs. Proteins start losing the high level structure important for their proper function and DNA synthesis is impaired, which eventually results in organ failure and neuronal impairment. Read more