Toxic gases and vapours produced at fires

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 144
Physical description6 p.
Subjectair quality; combustion fumes; toxicity; smoke; Combustion
AbstractToxic gases and vapours produced by combustion are responsible for the majority of deaths at building fires. For this reason fire authorities would like to consider regulations to restrict use of materials that produce large amounts of smoke and toxic gases. The present state of knowledge of toxic combustion products is probably not sufficient to guide the designer in his choice of combustible materials to be used in buildings. This Digest was prepared to keep him abreast of the problem and the efforts that are being made in this field.
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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 : Gaz et vapeurs toxiques dûs aux incendies
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3969
NPARC number20328462
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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