What it contains

Fire retardants are chemicals that slow the spread or intensity of a fire. They help firefighters on the ground and are sometimes dropped from aircraft. Fire retardants have been used in Victoria for the last thirty years. This fact sheet provides information about the effects of fire retardants, and how to protect your health around fire retardants.
Publication number
Contaminated environments; Fact sheet; Land; Water
Number of pages
Release date
20 December 2018

Reviewed 11 November 2019