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Flame Retardants – eat, breathe, drink

Doctors with Bacteriological Protection Suits

Flame retardants are chemicals that are applied to materials to prevent the start or slow the growth of fire. They have been used in many consumer and industrial products since the 1970s to decrease the ability of materials to ignite. Today, we eat, breathe and drink flame retardants.

Composite Wood – most prevalent home pollutant

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Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, long-term exposure to high levels of formaldehyde has been associated with cancer in humans and laboratory animals. Most people know enough to avoid formaldehyde, and yet it is one of the most prevalent pollutants in your home's indoor air. The reason?

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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Most health organizations and universities in the world are aware of the endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity, cytotoxicity, and immunotoxicity of flame retardants.

Risking Firefighters Health & Safety

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Firefighters serving on the front lines are fighting to ban fire retardants due to the health effect on these first responders.

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Earth's Natural Resources

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The world loses almost six million hectares of forest each year to deforestation. That's like losing an area the size of Portugal every two years. Unbelievably, over 200,000 acres of rainforest are burned every day. That is over 150 acres lost every minute of every day, and 78 million acres are lost every year!

Formaldehyde poisoning


Many people, when exposed to even low levels of formaldehyde may experience allergic health effects. Many individuals have no symptoms at all even after being exposed to elevated levels of formaldehyde chemicals.

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A resource throughout time

Wood has been a great ally to mankind for centuries -- from building shelter to ships.

Wood has always been an important natural resource. Essential in our everyday lives and the economy, with expansive uses such as:

  • wood-frame houses

  • furniture

  • newspapers

  • books & magazines

  • bridges

  • railroad ties

  • fence posts

  • utility poles

  • fuel

  • textile fabrics

  • organic chemicals


Certainly, we will continue enjoying the great benefits of lumber, and with FireGuardia products, there will be more wood available well into the future.


Mindful modern solutions are at the core of all that we do at FireGuardia. Our main goal is to find smart ways of using fire protection technology that will help build a better tomorrow for everyone, everywhere.

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