Fire retardants and health

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: 1721
  • Category(s): Contaminated environments, Fact sheet, Land, Water
  • Number of pages: 2
  • Release Date: 20 Dec 2018

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Page last updated on 20 Dec 2018