WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE SLEEPERS. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Did you know that you can’t smell smoke when you are asleep?
Studies have shown that humans are one of the few animals who lose their sense of smell when they are asleep*. Add to this the large amount of toxic chemicals produced in a modern house fire and you’ve got a deadly combination.
Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe in case of a fire in your home:
*Minimal Olfactory Perception During Sleep: Why Odor Alarms Will Not Work for Humans," Rachel S. Herz, Brown University, May 2004.
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