The killing fumes in building fires. Why should smoke toxicity from building materials be tested?

European Parliament, Brussels | 30th June 2015 – Fire safety experts, health specialists and fire fighters gathered at the European Parliament to call on the European Union to take urgent action on fire smoke toxicity testing.
More than half of fire-related casualties are caused by smoke, yet EU regulations overlook smoke toxicity.
The high-level meeting was organised by Fire Safe Europe, the European Fire Fighters Union Alliance and MEPs Pavel Poc and Christel Schaldemose.

PRESS RELEASE: Stop fatal fire fumes

(Published by FSEU)
Brussels, 30 June: Fire safety experts, health specialists and fire fighters today called on the European Union to take urgent action on fire smoke toxicity testing.
Fires in European buildings cause over 4000 deaths and 70000 hospitalisations per year, and more than half of those deaths are caused not by the fire directly but by its smoke.