Evaluation of the toxicity of combustion products

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Journal titleJournal of Fire and Flammability
Pages4650; # of pages: 5
Subjectcombustion; toxicity; fire hazards; thermal properties; gaseous state; Combustion; combustion; toxicite; risque d'incendie; propriete thermique; etat gazeux
AbstractToxic gases and vapors produced from fire are responsible for a large number of fire deaths. The potential danger caused by toxic combustion products may be increasing because of the increasing use of new materials. For the purpose of evaluating and comparing the potential danger from toxic gases produced by combustion of materials, " maximum toxicity index" is proposed. The maximum toxicity index of a material is calculated from experimental data on the quantity of toxic combustion products and the lethal concentration of the products.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12353
NPARC number20375144
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