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The Evidence for Vehicle Summer Safety

Have you seen the warning that when it is 72° F or warmer, it is too hot to leave a child or pet in your car? Have you been skeptical about that number? Have you wondered if leaving the windows open a crack would change that?  I know I have. Here is the evidence based answer for these questions. According to the study, Heat stress from enclosed vehicles: moderate ambient temperatures cause significant temperature rise in enclosed vehicles, published in Pediatrics in 2005,

The average mean increase was 3.2 degrees F per 5-minute interval, with 80% of the temperature rise occurring during the first 30 minutes. The final temperature of the vehicle depended on the starting ambient temperature, but even at the coolest ambient temperature, internal temperatures reached 117 degrees F.












Fig. 3 Representative vehicle temperature rise over time.


Furthermore, “Cracking windows open did not decrease the rate of temperature rise in the vehicle (closed: 3.4 degrees F per 5 minutes; opened: 3.1 degrees F per 5 minutes or the final maximum internal temperature.)”













Fig 4. Interior vehicle temperature over time: closed versus cracked windows.



Source: Catherine McLaren et al. Pediatrics 2005;116:e109-e112

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