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Ensure safety on the Safety Matches you use !

When it comes to using matches, safety is of utmost importance. A safety match only ignites when struck against a specially prepared striking surface. It is usually a strip of the sides of the box. Safety matches contain red phosphorus which reacts to chemicals in the striking surface.

Apart from safety matches, there is also strike anywhere matches. The matches contain a mixture of phosphorus sesquisulfide and potassium chlorate. Continue reading