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Be careful at the playground during extreme heat days

Posted at 7:32 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 04:56:00-04

LANSING, Mich. — It's hot outside...and that means playground equipment could be very hot to play on.

FOX 47's Rachel Sweet braved the heat with a heat gun and checked out some of the temps at the playground.

A slide, not a metal slide but a plastic slide, came in at 90.5 degrees with the air registering at 89 degrees.

The steps to the playscape registered at 86 degrees, and a second slide was 85.5 degrees.

It was about 1 p.m. in the afternoon on July 18 when FOX 47 checked out the equipment.

If playing outside is your plan these next couple of days - be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothes on the playground, and of course protect your skin from dangerous sun rays by wearing sunscreen and stay hydrated!

For more tips on beating the heat - click here.

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