News article: "The price of safety"


An article by Marc S. Reisch entitled "The price of fire safety" was published in the January issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

The article is an overview of the history of firefighting foams, the environmental issues with fluorosurfactant-containing foams and the development and resulting controversies of both C6 and fluorine free foams.

"We need to come up with fluorine-free foam. But what's available now can't meet the specification."

John Farley, director of fire test operations, US Naval Research Laboratory.

 With input from international firefighting experts on both sides of the fluorine free debate, the article offers a balanced view on the potential pros and cons of both fluorinated and fluorine free firefighting foams.

You can read the article on the C&EN's website here, or download a PDF by clicking or tapping here.