water was the only option for putting out fires. Then came the advent of toxic flame retardants - chemical agents that enhance water by helping saturate surfaces so fires can be knocked down quicker.
devastating wildfires scorched an area roughly the size of
Connecticut and Massachusetts combined.*
most fire departments use toxic flame retardant to fight home, business, vehicle, and wildland fires. Some are sprayed directly on fires while others are used as barrier to prevent a fire from spreading.
These flame retardants are
Nine of the 10 hottest years in recorded history have occurred in the last 13 years.*
judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service violated the Environmental Policy Act by using aircraft to dump toxic chemicals on wildfires. But the spraying and dumping continues because firefighters must stop fires and protect property and lives.*
of toxic treated water were used to fight wildland fires in California alone.
Rising temperatures and drought have the world poised for unprecedented wildfires and chemical dumping.