Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Toxicity Data for Fire Hazard Analysis

Published

Author(s)

Richard G. Gann, Vyto Babrauskas, E Braun, Barbara C. Levin, M Paabo, Richard H. Harris Jr., Richard D. Peacock, S Yusa

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.
Proceedings Title
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR)
Conference Dates
October 27-November 2, 1992
Conference Location
Tsukuba,
Conference Title
Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting

Keywords

fire safety, fire research, hazard analysis, fire hazard, toxicity, LC 50, animals, rats

Citation

Gann, R. , Babrauskas, V. , Braun, E. , Levin, B. , Paabo, M. , Harris, R. , Peacock, R. and Yusa, S. (1992), 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 (Accessed July 24, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created October 27, 1992, Updated February 19, 2017