Low smoke cables have a sheath which, in the event of a fire, will only emit very low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of poisonous gases.
This is very different from standard PVC cables which produce hydrogen chloride gas. If this gas comes into contact with skin or eyes it can cause extreme irritation, and if inhaled, severe choking. Also, in a fire PVC cables give off a dense black smoke that can obscure emergency exit signs and escape routes out of buildings.
Afumex Cables are all 'LSOH' or 'Low Smoke Zero Halogen' rated and have been used in some of the best known buildings in the country, such as Old Trafford Crick Ground, as well as schools and public buildings.
For more information see www.afumexcables.co.uk