"Hot Temperatures And Excess Pollution Put Children At Risk"

"Reports of infants and children dying in this summer's early heat wave have been documented in locales ranging from Kansas to Tennessee. And experts fear that increasingly frequent spikes in extreme high temperatures might bring such unwelcome news more often in the years ahead."

"After the elderly, young people remain the most vulnerable to heat waves, which present direct dangers, such as heat stroke (especially if left inside cars) and burns from scalding playground equipment, as well as the more long-term harm of air pollution exacerbated by the rise in temperature."

Lynne Peeples reports for the Huffington Post July 3, 2012.

Source: Huffington Post, 07/04/2012