Hot Asphalt Awareness for Pets


  • Press the back of your hand firmly against the asphalt for 7 seconds 
    1. This will if it will be comfortable for your dog!

When the air temperature is this, asphalt has been measured at this:

Air Temp                  Asphalt Temp

77 Degrees               125 Degrees
86 Degrees              135 Degrees
87 Degrees              143 Degrees 

**Did you know that at 125 Degrees F, skin destruction can occur in 60 Seconds!

**An egg can fry in 5 minutes at 131 degrees F!

Data Source:  Berens J. Thermal contact burns from streets and highways.  Journal of the American Medical Association: 214(11): 2025-2027

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