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Study: More than 80% of Children Sleep Through Smoke Alarms

March 15, 2017 06:05 PM

While smoke detectors are credited with saving a lot of lives, a new study shows that little kids can sleep right through them.

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According to a study conducted in the U.K., more than 80 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 13 did not wake up from a standard issue alarm.

To test the study out, Good Morning America went inside a Connecticut home to see if indeed the children of one family would sleep through a smoke alarm.

The results were as expected. The little children did not wake up after four minutes of the alarm sounding. Even when a louder alarm was set off, the kids still slept through it.

After the test, the family said they feel like they had to react much faster whenever a smoke alarm went off, because their kids might not wake up to the alarm.

Click here to watch the entire test.


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