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Homes More Flammable Than Ever - Another Reason Not to Buy

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Why today’s homes are more flammable than ever  

Telegraph Link

Edit: although the quote below in the article appears to be factual. The article appears to be flogging a smoke alarm for a corp. & did not seem like an ad from first glance . Looks like they are getting sneakier with such things (or i'm getting worse at spotting them in my old age). 

Mods feel free to delete or move, as I thought it was a serious article originally 

 

 

 

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 The polyurethane foam that now fills many of our soft furnishings is often described by firefighters as “solid petrol”. Modern wall linings burn much sooner and quicker than “legacy” ones. And interior doors and windows are rarely made of solid wood, triggering a flashover much sooner. You home could be razed to the ground long before firefighters have any chance of getting the fire under control.

The UL research remains the only publicly available investigation into the accelerating speed with which house fires become unmanageable. However, the issue became such a concern in Britain that the government introduced the UK Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations in 1988, making it a legal obligation to label how flammable upholstery is.

 

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

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