Tag: Heat

Automakers, Congress Address Child Heat Deaths in Cars

Dozens of young children nationwide die every year from heatstroke after being left in the back seat of a hot vehicle. In response, automakers are starting to introduce technology to help combat the problem, and a U.S. Senate bill introduced in July would make it mandatory for new cars to come equipped with technology to…

Elderly Can be Vulnerable to Dehydration in Summer Heat

With summer temperatures continuing to sizzle, staying hydrated becomes more difficult than usual. For older people, maintaining proper hydration can be even more challenging. The elderly are often more susceptible to dehydration because the ability to recognize thirst decreases after about age 50, and the ability of kidneys to regulate the body’s water supply also diminishes,…

Have Your Vehicle Ready for Rising Temperatures

Hot weather can be rough on cars. Higher temperatures break down fluids and lubricants more quickly, which leads to more wear and tear on an engine. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck (see your owner’s manual) and using these precautionary tips from the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive…

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