The basic intent of SmokeAlarmSafety.org is to create as much public awareness about fire safety and prevention and the dangers of ionization alarms that are in most homes and other habitable structures.
Recently in an effort to bring an end to the dangers of ionization alarms, we have reached out to the United Nations and World Health Organization in hopes they will join this effort and place a worldwide ban on the sale of these dangerous devices and to force the hand of the CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission to place a recall on the 100's of millions of these hazardous devices in use in most homes. Unfortunately like the Red Cross and United Way that were informed about these dangerous devices, WHO contacts have not made any changes to their current Burn Campaign efforts.
Over 5300 signatures for petition to demand the American Red Cross and United Way to stop installing ionization alarms as part of their Fire Safety Campaign. Hundreds of comments from concerned and outraged citizens that have signed the petition were sent to both Red Cross and United Way Presidents and Directors of their Fire Safety Campaign, but after over 12 months they have yet to stop installing these dangerous devices or make a public announcement about the dangers of having ionization alarms in homes.
Please sign the petition to the right regarding dangers of carbon monoxide in cars .
THE MAGNITUDE OF THE FIRE PROBLEM AND THE CORRUPTION AND FRAUD BEHIND IT
The U.S. fire death and injury rate within homes and other habitable structures is largely in part due to the use of ionization smoke alarms and the inability of the ionization technology to detect smoldering smoke. It is also due to the fire codes that kept affordable fire sprinklers out of homes for over 114 years.
The smoke alarm manufactures with the help of UL, rigged the smoldering smoke test so no material such as sofa cushions or carpet were included in the test, in order for ionization alarms to receive UL seal of approval. The manufactures with the help of the NFPA, then falsely advertised ionization alarms as smoke detectors for over 50 years when in fact they do not detect smoldering smoke, but do detect Particles of Combustion, the condition which can take smoldering smoke 30 to 60 minutes or more to reach the temperature at which combustion takes place but less than 30 seconds in the kitchen when toast or other food is over cooked. This long delay at which ionization alarms give warning has caused a multitude of deaths and severe burn injures worldwide due to smoke inhalation or occupants being trapped by thick smoke and flames.
More people every year in the U.S. and worldwide are killed or are injured from smoke inhalation than from contact with flames
The U.S. ranks 133 (.75 fire deaths per 100,000 ) out of 172 countries and almost twice the the 3 countries combined that have banned ionization alarms due to the radio active content used in them. Luxembourg ranks lowest at 172 ( .10 fire deaths per 100,000 ) Netherlands ranks 170 ( .14 deaths per 100,000) and Switzerland ranks 169 ( .17 per 100,000) See News Videos & Statistics page.
To put this in context, the annual losses from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters combined in the United States average just a fraction of those from fires.” ‘Fire in the United States’, 13th Edition, Federal Emergency Management Agency Page 1, Oct 2004
From 1896 to the present, the fire insurance companies that established the NFPA - National Fire Protection Association to write the fire codes, have contributed to the loss of more lives than all natural disasters combined. They did so for over 114 years by keeping fire sprinkler systems out of homes by making code requirements that were not affordable for the average homeowner and not required.
Under Writers Laboratories ( UL ) , in the 1970's, fraudulently rigged the smoldering smoke test standard #217 so ionization alarms could pass this test phase and be given UL Seal of Approval. Manufactures then flooded the market with these less expensive to make, dangerous and inefficient alarms. The result, over 250,000 victims in U.S. alone and millions worldwide over last 50 + years.
Please sign petition below and help spread the word about the dangers of carbon monoxide leaks in cars that also kill people. Its a good idea to have a CO alarm in cars, especially older vehicles.
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We hope to gain support of U.S. Senate and Congress soon to ban ionization alarms and mandate photoelectric alarms as is currently taking place in Australia. Smoke alarm inquiry: Keith Golinski, who lost 3 granddaughters and daughter-in-law in house fire, calls for mandatory photoelectric alarms.
UPDATE : As of January 2017 Queensland Australia legislation requires photoelectric alarms in all dwellings due in part to the above effort and that of The Logan House Fire Support Network and The World Fire Safety Foundation.
Only 5 U.S. States have photoelectric smoke alarm mandates so far but even those States have not banned ion alarms and there are loop holes excluding older homes. 3 European Countries have banned them and 2 Countries have sales restrictions due to ionization alarms having radioactive element in them which leaves billions of people in 45 States and majority in the 5 States with legislation with older home exclusion and 189 countries still at risk.
Please join our effort to ban these dangerous and often deadly devices. Thanks for your Support !