Richard G. Gann, Vyto Babrauskas, E Braun, Barbara C. Levin, M Paabo, Richard H. Harris Jr., Richard D. Peacock, S Yusa
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.
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR)
October 27-November 2, 1992
Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting
, Babrauskas, V.
, Braun, E.
, Levin, B.
, Paabo, M.
, Harris, R.
, Peacock, R.
and Yusa, S.
Toxicity Data for Fire Hazard Analysis, U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR), Tsukuba, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912040
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