Today's fire retardants are filled with toxic chemicals
Flame retardants produced to date contain many dangerous chemicals. Most public health organizations are aware of the health hazards of today's fire retardants.
Harvard became the first university to sign a pledge to purchase flame retardant chemical-free furniture.
World Health Organization
WHO published a report on the toxicity of many known flame retardants.
Toxins We Eat, Drink, Breathe
Innovative non-carcinogenic fire retardant materials are urgently needed
In the U.S. alone, fire claims
3,500 lives annually
In the U.S. there is one personal injury due to fire every 43 minutes
It takes only 30 seconds for a fire to engulf an entire room, spreading heat, smoke, and deadly vapors
A home fire is declared every 93 seconds -- most with disastrous consequences
Estimated U.S. fire department response time is 9 minutes 20 seconds
One life is lost every 3 hours 8 minutes everyday
It takes 90 seconds for a sprinkler to extinguish a small home fire, per the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
5 secs vs. 90 secs
Our systems extinguish small home fires in 5 secs compared to 90 secs with current home sprinkler systems
Fire retardant manufacturing is an estimated $10B global market, yet fire casualties and damage continue unabated
U.S. property losses exceed $147 billion annually