Wake up!

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELLBEING -

Re­searchers in the UK are tri­alling a smoke alarm that has a lower pitch and a woman’s voice call­ing, “Wake up, the house is on fire.” Foren­sic sci­en­tists and fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors have found that chil­dren might not be wo­ken by the sound of tra­di­tional smoke alarms – in a study of 34 chil­dren, 27 re­peat­edly slept through ac­ti­vated alarms – and be­lieve an adult voice could be more ef­fec­tive.

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