Paul, you mean, some big chemical company lied to me about the safety
of their patented product?! Dayum, I'm gonna have to go read up on this again.
But overall I think I'd rather have a bottle of Halon onboard, than sleep on a fire-resistant mattress, with my mouth inhaling the fire-retardant dust at point blank range all night. Nuh-uh, momma raised me with enough sense to keep away from any chemicals that won't help me glow brighter in the bright. (That keeps down the electric
bill, the rest of them are no good at all.<G>)
Having seen the results of flame and embers on polys versus wools, I'd still rather wools. I make a point to fly in wool and cotton as well "just in case". Same way I wear a PFD
at sea, I never plan to use it but I'd feel AWFUL foolish if I ever needed it and knew exactly which closet it was left hanging in.<G> And that's not to ignore mold
, but that's a whole other problem anyway.
Gotta agree with you about "safest". An engineer
once told me "Sometimes you have to let the fires burn and spend your time on fire prevention instead of fire fighting" and a lot of people just don't get that. They get all upset about "how can you let the fires burn" (literally or figuratively<G>) but if all you do is spend your time on firefighting, and never do any fire prevention...You get a closed loop, firefighting all the time.
I've become a great believer in FUSES
and MORE INSULATION
. As well as choosing materials that just don't like to burn. Fully agree with you on that. (And, on holding my breath while spraying any kind of gas that you have to BUY to get hold of.<G>)