Experts warn against leaving children in cars parked outdoors after tragedy in Malaysia

Medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying such extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke.
Medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying such extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - In just 20 minutes, a car parked outdoors can see its interior temperature rise to over 48 deg C.

That is why medical experts are warning against leaving anyone in a car parked outdoors, saying such extreme temperatures can cause serious medical issues, including heatstroke. The body generally works best within the narrow 36 to 37.5 deg C range.

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