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Carrisa Johns, an occupant protection specialist for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, said heatstroke begins when a person’s body temperature rises above 104 degrees.
Over the past two decades, more than 700 children have died of heatstroke while in hot cars, said Jan Null, a meteorologist who compiles and keeps track of the data on noheatstroke.org.
A Texas high school student died of heatstroke while on a Boy Scout backpacking trip last week, the medical examiner's office ruled last Friday.
Kurt Dickson, an emergency room doctor at Banner Health in Phoenix, said people have a range of heat illnesses during the summer months, including fatigue, heatstroke and severe sun burns.
On average, 37 children die from heatstroke after being left in hot cars every year, according to kidsandcars.org, a child safety advocacy group.
Organizations touting the need for such legislation say more than 800 children died from heatstroke in hot cars since 1990, including nine so far this year.
And 28 percent of children who die of heatstroke inside vehicles got into the vehicle on their own without their guardians knowing.
Heatstroke begins when the body temperature reaches 104 degrees.
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HEATSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heatstroke for English Language Learners
medical : a serious condition that happens when someone has been in high temperatures for a long time and that causes a person to stop sweating, have a very high body temperature, and become exhausted or unconscious
Medical Definition of heatstroke
: a life-threatening condition characterized by cessation of sweating with inadequate elimination of body heat, extremely high temperature, rapid pulse, hot dry skin, flaccid muscles, delirium, collapse, and coma and resulting from prolonged exposure to high environmental temperature which causes a dysfunction of the temperature-regulating mechanism of the body—see sunstroke; compare heat exhaustion
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