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Publication Citation: Toxicity Data for Fire Hazard Analysis

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Author(s): Richard G. Gann; Vyto Babrauskas; E Braun; Barbara C. Levin; M Paabo; Richard H. Harris Jr.; Richard D. Peacock; S Yusa;
Title: Toxicity Data for Fire Hazard Analysis
Published: October 27, 1992
Abstract: A comprehansive methodology has been developed for obtaining and using smoke toxicity data for fire hazard analysis. The methodology comprises: determination that the post-flashover fire is the propert focus of smoke inhalation deaths; criteria for a useful bench-scale toxic potency (LC50) measurement method; a method which meets these criteria, especially validation against real-scale fires; a computational procedure for correcting the results for the CO levels observed in real-scale post-flashover fires; procedures for reducing the usage of animals and broadening the applicability of data by interpreting gas measurement data using the N-Gas Model; and a procedure for identifying whether a product produces smoke within the ordinary range of toxic potency for post-flashover fires. The method is currently being developed for standardization by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Conference: Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting
Proceedings: U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR)
Location: Tsukuba,
Dates: October 27-November 2, 1992
Keywords: fire safety, fire research, hazard analysis, fire hazard, toxicity, LC 50, animals, rats
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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