Is the foam that firefighters use bad for the environment?



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    Yes. Foam used to fight fires has a number of chemicals that are bad for the environment. Most foams result in oil emulsification, toxins being released into air and water. Also, foams cause oxygen demand and biodegradation, as well as bioaccumulation in animal species and plants in the affected area.

    However, there are a number of acts that regulate and control the use of foams. The popular belief is that the benefits of fire fighting foams outweigh the risks. There are, as of yet, no viable, effective, environmentally friendly alternatives to fire fighting foams.

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