What Does Oxidizing Material Mean?
An oxidizing material is a chemical that has the ability to easily decompose to release oxygen or an oxidizing substance. Oxidizing materials can be a hazard when they are added to a fire. They will provide the fire with more oxygen, which will cause the fire to expand. They will also cause a material that normally burns slowly in the air to more readily burn. In addition, oxidizing material may lead to a combustible source igniting without the presence of an ignition source.