There is an interesting twist in wildfire news today as scientists consider the effects of fire retardant on aquatic life HERE. Firefighters in Maryland were hindered in their search during a fatal house fire due to hoarding conditions. Learn more about this HERE.
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Most agree the chemical is not harmful - at least not to humans and other mammals - even though it can cause quite a mess. However, studies show it may be lethal to aquatic life in lakes, creeks or rivers. And more recently, scientists are concerned about lingering effects of retardant on trees and chaparral during the drought, which has made scarce the cleansing rains that can wash the chemicals away.
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