NIST study suggests frailty makes elderly more likely to die in home fires

A new study by NIST shows scientifically for the first time that an individual’s ability to respond quickly to a residential fire determines who dies and who gets injured. Home fire deaths, the NIST researchers state, are more likely among those they define as frail populations–persons who are not in robust health and primarily age 65 and older–while nonfatal injuries occur more often in adults ages 20 to 49. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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