Airtight houses and carbon monoxide poisoning

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 222
Physical description4 p.
Subjectresidential facilities; air tightness; carbon monoxide; ventilation; open fireplaces; Indoor air
AbstractThe operation of an air exhaust system or fuel-burning appliance removes air from the house, creating a negative pressure in the building. If too much air is removed and the negative pressure becomes large enough, the natural flow of gases up the furnace chimney can be reversed. The flow of combustion products into the home can create a danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. The digest describes a study conducted to determine the relationship between carbon monoxide poisoning and the air tightness of a house.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Étanchéité à l'air des maisons et oxycaronisme
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number690
NPARC number20328691
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Record identifierc19d2997-3141-458e-8ed7-3855c8dafda0
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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