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International Study of Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke on Survivability and Health

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Author(s)

Richard G. Gann

Abstract

It has long been realized that the sublethal effects of smoke can affect survival in fires, but only sparse data were available on which to base fire safety decisions. A recent draft standard under considerat0ion in the International Standards Organization Committee on Fire Safety has prompted an industry/government consortium to conduct research on the role of sublethal effects of smoke in evaluating building and/or product fire safety. This paper outlines the components of this high visibility and high potential impact study.
Citation
NFPRF Fire Risk and Hazard Symposium

Keywords

fire, fire hazard, fire research, fire risk, fire smoke, fire smoke toxicity

Citation

Gann, R. (2003), International Study of Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke on Survivability and Health, NFPRF Fire Risk and Hazard Symposium, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860040 (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created July 11, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017