Don't be careless with pets. children in hot cars

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Summer heat is hottest when you first enter a vehicle, before you’ve had a chance to crank the air conditioning or open a window for some air.

Now just think if you were a child or a pet, unable to get enough air circulating inside that vehicle to stay cool.

The temperature in a closed vehicle can rise by about 20 degrees in 10 minutes and nearly 30 degrees in 20 minutes, even with the windows cracked.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke and death.

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