Evaluating the toxic hazard of fires

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 197
Physical description5 p.
Subjecteffects of fire; toxicity; smoke; chemical analysis; Combustion
AbstractMost deaths in fires are caused by the inhalation of smoke, gases and vapours. Harmful products released by various materials in burning are described and methods of evaluating their fire toxicity are discussed. Studies of fire toxicity involve chemical analysis of the decomposition products and biological tests involving animals, but standard test methods have not yet been developed.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
NoteAussi disponible en français : Évaluation de la toxicitée des incendies
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3944
NPARC number20329019
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Record identifier9159840b-313a-4254-b848-0b10613b50bc
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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