Evaluating toxicity of decomposition products from analytical data

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Symposium on Flammability and Fire Retardants: 06 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pages241248; # of pages: 8
Subjectfire; toxicity; gaseous states; chemical reactions; Fire
AbstractResearch on fire toxicity undertaken by the Fire Research Section of the National Research Council of Canada is presented. Work to date has been directed towards quantitative analysis of decomposition products and subsequent assessment of toxicity. The fire toxicity concept proposed by the authors provides indications of the relative importance of toxic species produced from a given material, and the propensity of materials for generating toxic decomposition products.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number15817
NPARC number20375664
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Record created2012-07-23
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