Fire safety ignites rules rethink

The government is considering how to reform rules that are intended to save lives in fires but have introduced toxicity to our homes and environment. Gareth Simkins investigates

by Gareth Simkins
UK rules state that all upholstered furniture, including sofas and scatter cushions, should be match and cigarette resistant. Photograph: Belchonock / 123RF
UK rules state that all upholstered furniture, including sofas and scatter cushions, should be match and cigarette resistant. Photograph: Belchonock / 123RF

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