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U.K. research finds most children sleep through smoke alarms

Researchers in the U.K. have found children are at “risk of dying in house fires because they often remain asleep when smoke alarms sound”, according to a recent Guardian article.

February 23, 2017  By  SP&T Staff

The article goes on to say these researchers are now calling for high-pitched buzzers to be replaced with lower tones combined with a woman’s voice:

“More than 500 volunteer families are being sought across the U.K. to join a study testing new fire alarm sounds after initial research showed that more than 80 per cent of children aged between two and 13 did not respond to a traditional alarm when it was sounding.”

Of those 34 children tested, only two children woke up every time and none of the 14 boys woke up at all, the article adds.

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