Posted on 22/09/2016 in News 32 2016
Discussion and conclusions

In discussions, participants’ comments included the following proposals:

  • Studies on firefighter exposure to fire carcinogens and statistics of firefighter cancer and clarification of the professional cancer risk of firefighters
  • Research to assess carcinogens and long-term toxins in smoke and soot emitted by accidental fires involving different materials under different conditions
  • Full scale fire tests to improve understanding of implications for fire safety and for smoke emissions and toxicity of materials and contents as present and as used in modern buildings.
  • Definition of appropriate smoke emission and smoke toxicity requirements for buildings regulations, e.g. in the EU Construction Products Regulation
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