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  1. Fulltext. Preventing tap water scalds : do consumers change their preset thermostats ?

    Article - En anglais


    One goal of the regulatory approach to tap water scald prevention is the installation of hot water heaters at thermostat settings considered safe.

    In this strategy, it is assumed that consumers will not change preset thermostat settings, an assumption evaluated in a study of 62 families.

    It was found that 60% of the sample did not change their preset thermostats.

    Surprisingly, some of those families (27%) who did not increase their settings still had unsafe (>54°C) water temperatures.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Echaudure, Eau distribution, Température, Thermostat, Homme, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scald, Tap water, Temperature, Thermostat, Human, Prevention, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0672060

    Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 09/06/1995.