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SMOKE DETECTORS' ALARMING LIMITS
MOST COMMON TYPE IS SLOW TO WARN OF SMOLDERING FIRES
The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Subjects: Studies; Smoke detectors; Fire prevention; State government; Municipal government
Author: Roylance, Frank D
Date: Mar 4, 2008
Start Page: A.1
Section: TELEGRAPH
Abstract (Document Summary)

[...] a growing number of experts now say that the best-selling and least-expensive smoke alarms in U.S. homes react so slowly to certain smoldering fires that the devices can go off too late for occupants to escape with their lives. National campaign Fleming has been crusading nationally for fire and building codes requiring photoelectric alarms, in the wake of a 1990 Boston fire that killed five people when occupants of the home disabled their ionization device to stop nuisance alarms.

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