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Randomized controlled trial of ionization and photoelectric smoke alarm functionality
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    Dear Editor

    First I want to thank the authors for an excellent study. As the authors discuss, the benefit of using photoelectric technology to reduce smoke alarm disablement and thereby fire deaths has never been adequately communicated to the public. (Note: This author has made repeated requests, accompanied by extensive research, to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratories...

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