A doctor locks himself in a car to raise the awareness of parents

News 19 July, 2017
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    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:56

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:56

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    HAMILTON | in Order to educate parents on the danger of leaving their children alone in a car exposed to the sun, a medical doctor, is imposed on the experience Wednesday in Hamilton, Ontario.

    Dr. Anthony Crocco, who heads the pediatric emergency of the McMaster Children’s Hospital, has spent the last 15 minutes confined in a car, windows rolled up, on Wednesday. While the temperature stood at 27 degrees Celcius outside, she quickly rose to 40 degrees inside the car, despite the sky rather cloudy.


    In full sun, the interior of the car would have quickly been able to reach 60 degrees, according to the organizers of the experience.

    “I’m thirsty, and I feel uncomfortable and I can only imagine how that would have happened with a day of more hot, or if I was a young child,” said Dr. Crocco, once out of the car, to the media who attended the demonstration.

    “The children are smaller. They lose their water very, very quickly, sweating. They can quickly go from a good state to hyperthermia and suffer heat stroke,” added the doctor, whose experience was streamed live on Facebook.