Lithium Battery Safety

Lithium Battery Information

Lithium batteries are widely used in commercial products and laboratory settings. Many of the components associated with lithium-based batteries are either inherently flammable or capable of reacting with air or water to generate heat and/or evolve flammable gases, presenting a notably higher fire risk than historical battery systems.


Stanley Howell
Sr. Program Manager - Chemical Safety

Steve Elwood
Director for Research Safety