We’re expecting the mercury to rise this week in Kingston with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.
With the humidex, it’s going to be downright HOT in K-town.
Hopefully everyone knows the dangers of leaving animals in hot cars and that even just a few minutes is too long, but here are some other items you should keep out of your car in the summer:
The heat can change how effective the sunscreen is and it’s composition. It can also cause plastic sunscreen bottles to melt, and you don’t want to put that on your skin.
If you have metal-framed glasses, you definitely want to keep those out of the heat so they don’t burn your face. But the plastic on glasses can also soften or warp.
It’s a bad idea to leave plastic water bottles or juice bottles in hot cars because if that plastic melts, it can release chemicals. Besides that, pop cans and bottles can explode and the cork can pop out of wine bottles. Also, if you leave a wine bottle in a hot car, you’re going to end up with some funky tasting wine.
Most of your medications probably say “store at room temperature” and your car on a hot day is NOT room temperature. You definitely don’t want to alter the effectiveness of your medication by leaving it in a hot car.
5) Wet Swimwear
Maybe you’re in a rush and coming home from the beach or pool and you just throw your swimsuit in a towel in the trunk. Bad idea. Bacteria grows quickly on those items in hot cars.