Smoke alarms in the home : what every physician should know

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Medical Association Journal
ISSN0008-4409
Volume133
Issue12
Pages12071210; # of pages: 4
Subjectsmoke detectors; fire safety; smoke detectors; safety; international fire death statistics; recommendations; number, site and maintenance of alarms; Smoke detection; detecteur de fumee; securite incendie
AbstractPrimary care physicians interested in health education and accident prevention should be knowledgeable about smoke alarms (smoke detectors with built-in alarms). Either ionization or photoelectric smoke alarms can help save lives if they are properly installed and maintained. The number, site and maintenance of smoke alarms in the home and the steps a person should take in the event of a fire are discussed. Considering the rates of death, disability and disfigurement associated with residential fires, early warning devices such as smoke alarms make sense.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1348
NRC number25332
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NPARC number20358459
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