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Since the term "flame retardant" describes a function and not a chemical class, a wide range of different chemicals can be used for this purpose. Often they are applied in combinations. This variety of products is necessary, because the materials and products which are to be rendered fire safe are very different in nature and composition. This section provides technical, chemical, health and environment information for the different substances and families of chemicals used as flame retardants.