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; Land and groundwater; Water
Number of pages
Release date
23 January 2020

Reviewed 31 August 2023