Why Having Plastics in Households Is a Wildfire Resilience Liability

Why Having Plastics in Households Is a Wildfire Resilience Liability

Why Having Plastics in Households Is a Wildfire Resilience Liability

01/02/19

“Why do having plastics in households make a place more dangerous when wildfires come?

 

All sorts of items can burn, whether it be wood used for fires or petroleum to power our gas engines. However, one material group that stands out is plastics. When burnt plastics can release chemicals such as styrene gas (which causes damage to the nervous system).  If a wildfire engulfs a house, then this can deal a great amount of damage to the surrounding community. This is Why Having Plastics in Households Is a Wildfire Resilience Liability.

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