All Raw Lumber Fires Are Radical
Mighty Fire Breaker™ (MFB) is the newest, safest and most cost effective fire inhibitor defense that defends builders from total loss on large multi family projects from arson attacks, is now defending lumber on residential homes for many years to come. Residential homes are being consumed by the tens of thousands in the western regions due to easy hot micro embers being blown into combustible spaces, such as attics an crawl spaces. The fire inhibitor sprayed on 100 percent of the interior lumber, defends a fire's ability to advance faster than firefighters can arrive on site to defend buildings from total loss. The fire inhibitor application remains on long after drywall and tenants occupy buildings to continue to help firefighters in future fire and rescue. The most vulnerable lumber in all types of wood framed buildings are in attics that have no drywall to offer additional fire defense. It’s that very lumber which is so dry that make fire move at a pace that is beyond what water can stall before major loss accrues.
M-Fires Mighty Fire Breaker™ Job Site Spray for all types of wood framed buildings, including mass timber CLT lowers loss and makes wood framed buildings safer for firefighters in rescue and defending loss. MFB chemistry is also the safest fire defense in the building industry listed and certified, screen tested along with treated article to be found safe around children and in schools as GreenGuard Gold by Underwriters Laboratories.
M-Fire Fire Inhibitors are all GREENGUARD Gold Certification now confirmed to qualify products for credit in BREEAM Rating Schemes
Manufacturers who obtain UL GREENGUARD or GREENGUARD Certification for their building materials may now have easier access to the global green construction market. In addition to qualifying for LEED® IEQ credits, a subset of GREENGUARD Certified and GREENGUARD Gold Certified products are now confirmed to show compliance with the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) green rating system’s HEA 02 Indoor Air Quality credit.
Notice to all General Contractors are all the products used in your building tested for air quality safety?
Over the past 40 years, a class of chemicals with the tongue-twisting name of halogenated flame retardants has permeated the lives of people throughout the industrialized world. These synthetic chemicals — used in electronics, upholstery, carpets, textiles, insulation, vehicle and airplane parts, children’s clothes and strollers, and many other products — have proven very effective at making petroleum-based materials resist fire.
Yet many of these compounds have also turned out to be environmentally mobile and persistent — turning up in food and household dust — and are now so ubiquitous that levels of the chemicals in the blood of North Americans appear to have been doubling every two to five years for the past several decades.
Compounds thought to be off the market due to health concerns continue to be used in the U.S. Acting on growing evidence that these flame retardants can accumulate in people and cause adverse health effects — interfering with hormones, reproductive systems, thyroid and metabolic function, and neurological development in infants and children — the federal government and various states have limited or banned the use of some of these chemicals, as have other countries. Several are restricted by the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants. Many individual companies have voluntarily discontinued production and use of these compounds. Yet despite these restrictions, evidence has emerged in recent months that efforts to curtail the use of such flame retardants — a $4 billion-a-year industry globally — and to limit their impacts on human health may not be succeeding.
This spring and summer, a test of consumer products, as well as a study in Environmental Science & Technology, showed that use of these chemicals continues to be widespread and that compounds thought to be off the market due to health concerns continue to be used in the U.S., including in children’s products such as crib mattresses, changing table pads, nursing pillows, and car seats. Also this summer, new research provided the first strong evidence that maternal exposure to a widely used type of flame retardant, known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), can alter thyroid function in pregnant women and children, result in low birth weights, and impair neurological development.
“Of most concern are developmental and reproductive effects and early life exposures — in utero, infantile and for children,” Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, said in an interview.
Flame retardants are still found in products from which they have been barred, probably due to poor oversight of supply chains. As evidence linking the use of halogenated flame retardants to health risks continues to mount, there is increasing pressure on government and industry to take action.
Good builders make decisions that can impact your safety early in the building process. The first national home builder that builds homes with fire defended lumber is a builder to be recognized like multi family builder AVB is by ENR. See Article