Importance of UL94 V0 certification for Seals, Gaskets, and Mouldings
Were you aware that people are much more likely to die from smoke than burns during a fire?
Toxic fumes obstruct eyesight, irritate the eyes and lungs, and makes it difficult to breathe. Mental capacity loss, dizziness, fear, and finally unconsciousness leading to death are the end consequences of inhaling toxic smoke. The London Kings Cross fire incident in 1987 is one such example, the official findings stated that, “A jet of flame roared into the ticket hall, which quickly filled with toxic smoke so that even many of those who escaped the flames were overcome and died” (1), all because of toxic smoke inhalation. Statistics reveal that 41% of fire-related deaths in the UK (2) were caused when people were overpowered by gas, smoke, or poisonous fumes. Continue reading “Toxic smoke inhalation – the Silent Killer”