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Understanding the Hazards of Fire Residue Encountered During Restoration

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 12/15/15

An extensive literature review was undertaken to determine the types and levels of contaminants present in a building following a fire. A thorough review of currently available literature uncovered significant research regarding the sorts of contaminants that are produced during building fires, as well as the type and extent of airborne and surface contaminants that are produced in such conflagrations. A wide variety of noxious materials were identified from multiple studies, with the consistent warning that attempts to fully characterize hazards associated with fires are inherently limited due to the vast array of products that can be impacted by re and the individual progression that each structure fire takes.

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