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Leaders discuss car heat danger in Ga.

A forum in Atlanta focused on automobile heat-related strokes. It comes after three Georgia children died this summer after being left in cars.

The head of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration spoke at Grady Memorial Hospital about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

Emergency workers stress how quickly temperatures can rise in a car.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal also took part in the forum. "A child's temperature can rise three to five times faster than an adult's, then they become tired and unresponsive and by the time you get the door open, they're dead," said Mrs. Deal.

"A car's temperature can rise 10º  in a matter of minutes, well above the body's comfort level," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell.

Nationwide so far this year, 22 children have died after being left in hot vehicles.


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