Newer homes and furniture burn faster, giving you less time to escape a fire

Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today it's only 3 or 4 minutes.


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@neauoire that's incredible, first thought that came to my mind before i even watched was "plastics", i personally hate synthetic everything, but i didn't realise there's _such_ a massive difference.

wool, linen and cotton all the way!

@neauoire also implied though not explicitly stated is that the lung damage from inhaling smoke from synthetic products can be much more serious — not the way they were able to watch the wool fire from a relatively close distance without concern but were warned back from the polyester fire because of the ‘toxic smoke’

@Satsuma @neauoire uuuuhm valuable info but could you please put stuff like that behind a content warning in the future?

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