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Child hot car deaths on the rise as temperatures heat up

Safety advocates are sounding the alarm as the number of recorded child hot car deaths slowly rises with the scorching summer temperatures 

According to ABC News, just in the last week and a half --  at least two 1-year-olds -- one in Georgia, the other in North Carolina -- were found dead - police said -- after being forgotten in their parents' vehicles.

This bringing the total number of child hot deaths so far this year to 9.

Amber Rollins, Director of Kids and Car safety said outside temperatures as low as 60 degrees -- that can feel comfortable for the average adult -- could quickly become deadly for a child trapped or left inside a vehicle.

Vehicles acts like a greenhouse. A large portion of the increase in temperature happens within the first 10 minutes. If you combine that with the fact that a child's body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than an adult, you've got a recipe for disaster in a very short amount of time, Rollins told ABC News.

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