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When hot gets too hot: keeping children safe in the heat

July 26, 2016

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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy … See Full Bio
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Ram Mathur
July 26, 2016

Great advice Dr. McCarthy and thank you. It is timely as well. One should never become a prey of heat stroke. It is so easily avoidable. However,kids do not know all that and that’s where we come in to protect them. Everybody should read this blog!

Dan Mimis
July 26, 2016

After 22 kids died trapped in hot cars in Israel the Transportation Ministry was called “to require parents of children up to the age of six to install TECHNOLOGY that would prevent children from being inadvertently left in a vehicle.”
In America, after 760 kids have been baked alive trapped in hot cars (since 1990) those in charge recommend stuffed animals as reminders (in the 21st Century!); it’s just mind blowing! And the most reliable and affordable technological solution, designed in America – is completely ignored …

It’s high time we stop the slaughter of our kids and pets but those in charge (politicians, DOT, NHTSA, child protection agencies and the like) adamantly refuse to a TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION …

I am willing to collaborate with anybody interested in developing the Patent Pending since SOLVING a problem is infinitely better than WHINING about it.

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