Smoke alarm and battery function 42 months after installation: a randomized trial.

  title={Smoke alarm and battery function 42 months after installation: a randomized trial.},
  author={Corinne Peek-Asa and Jingzhen Yang and Cara J. Hamann and Michael Peyton Jones and Tracy L. Young and Craig S. Zwerling},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={39 4},
BACKGROUND This randomized trial presents findings from the longest follow-up study of smoke alarm and battery function to date. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to examine differences in long-term function of smoke alarm and battery combinations. METHODS A total of 691 households in an ongoing cohort study were randomly allocated into smoke alarm groups of ionizing and photoelectric and battery groups of zinc and lithium. Smoke alarm function was measured in 633 (91.6%) households from… CONTINUE READING

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