Assessment of relative toxicity of materials : toxicity index

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on the Toxicity and Physiology of Combustion Products: 22 March 1976, Utah, USA
Pages114; # of pages: 14
Subjecttoxicity; effects of fire; materials; Combustion; toxicite; action du feu; materiau
AbstractThe fire toxicity concept that has been proposed as a method to assess the toxicity of decomposition products from quantitative analytical data and the known toxicities of the products is explained. The assessment gives indications of the relative importance of toxic species produced from a given material, and the relative propensity of materials in generating harmful gases and vapours. Merits and limitations of the concept and directions for further development are discussed. Some experimental data developed under a standardized method of decomposition are presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15367
NPARC number20375182
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