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Hot temperatures cause dangerous situations on playground equipment

With soaring temperatures in the metro area, Ryan Allenbrand, Environmental Hygenist at Children's Mercy provided some expert advice on keeping kids safe at local parks and playgrounds.

"There have been reports across the country where kids have been burned on playgrounds with some surface temperatures exceeding 160 degrees," said Allenbrand.

Although many playgrounds have plastic surfaces, Allenbrand says they can be just as dangerous as metal ones. He suggests that children wear closed toe shoes and that parents check playground surfaces with the back of their hand.

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Learn more about The Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy