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The United States is likely to follow the advances made by European countries in environmental testing and protection. The National Chimney Sweep Guild closely follows these advanced practices and actively promotes new standards to the National Fire Protection Association and other agencies. In Germany, for example, homeowners are required by law to keep their chimneys within code. It may not come to that here, with organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation working hard to increase awareness of the many dangers of faulty chimneys.