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fire retardant

Public health A chemical used to resist combustion, which may contain polybrominated biphenyls and antimony oxide


naked flame.

fire ant
Solenopsis invicta; bites can cause severe conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
fire brand
see brand.
fire engine practice
see fire engine practice.
fire fish
members of the fish family Scorpaenidae, or scorpion fish which cause intense skin irritation.
fire injury
fire retardant
chemicals used to proof timber or fabric against fire. Many of these agents are poisonous. The best known are polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls.
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Serta is the only national bedding manufacturer offering fire-retardant bedding at present, but virtually every other bedding manufacturer has a line at some stage of development.
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Mary Sharkey, vice president of manufacturing for McRoskey, said, "McRoskey is committed to giving our customers the added security of fire-retardant technology in their mattresses.
said, "The systems integration, transportation-domain expertise of the team, and the government, will play a significant role in the expanded application of American Safety Products' fire-retardant products and LCM's technology around the world.
said, "We are very pleased and proud to add these outstanding fire-retardant paints and varnishes to our existing inventory of fire-retardant products.
Owens, President of American Fire Retardant Corp, said, "We have been negotiating for some time to acquire this company and add their patented fire-retardant paints and varnishes to our expanding inventory of fire retardant products.
Southern California homeowners can arm themselves against devastating brushfire by surrounding their homes with fire-retardant succulent plants, which consist of 90 percent water.