Fire Toxicity

Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity. This is the first reference work on fire toxicity and the only scientific publication on the subject in the last 15 years. Assessment of toxic effects of fires is increasingly being recognised as a key factor in the assessment of fire hazards. This book raises important issues including the types of toxic effluents that different fires produce, their physiological effects, methods for generation and assessment of fire toxicity, current and proposed regulations and approaches to modelling the toxic impact of fires. The contributors to Fire toxicity represent an international team of the leading experts in each aspect of this challenging and important field. This book provides an important reference work for professionals in the fire community, including fire fighters, fire investigators, regulators, fire safety engineers, and formulators of fire-safe materials. It will also prove invaluable to researchers in academia and industry. Investigates the controversial subject of toxic effluents as the cause of the majority of fire deaths and injuries Describes the different types of toxic effluents and the specific fires that they produce, their physiological effects and methods for generation Provides an overview of national and international fire safety regulations including current and proposed regulations such as a standardized framework for prediction of fire gas toxicity

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  • Author : A A Stec
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 728 pages
  • ISBN : 184569807X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Fire Toxicity

Fire Toxicity
  • Author : A A Stec,T R Hull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 March 2010
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Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity. This is the first reference work on fire toxicity and the only scientific publication on the subject in the last 15 years. Assessment of toxic effects

Combustion Products from Ventilation Controlled Fires

Combustion Products from Ventilation Controlled Fires
  • Author : Omar Abdulaziz O. Aljumaiah
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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Toxic smoke from fires is regularly identified as the leading cause of death in fire casualties. In most countries statistics suggest more than 70% of fire deaths are caused by either toxic smoke inhalation, or heat burns and toxic smoke inhalation. In most cases, fire victims are impaired from escape due to smoke irritation and poor visibility. The fire community is now recognising the need for further research into the sub-lethal toxicity, as in most cases fire victims are impaired by

Toxicity of Plastics and Rubber in Fire

Toxicity of Plastics and Rubber in Fire
  • Author : P. J. Fardell
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 28 October 1993
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This report does not seek to single out synthetic polymers as a special case. It aims to provide an overview of the whole subject of combustion toxicity and threat to life, whilst supplying specific information on the most frequently encountered polymeric materials, and combustion products such as dioxins which have received high levels of media attention. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library database provides useful references for further reading.

Fire Toxicity

Fire Toxicity
  • Author : G. Caird Ramsay,Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia). Division of Building, Construction and Engineering
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 28 October 1993
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Large-scale Compartment Fire Toxicity Study

Large-scale Compartment Fire Toxicity Study
  • Author : Emil Braun,Barbara C. Levin,U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,CPSC.,Maya Paabo,Joshua L. Gurman,Helene M. Clark
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 28 October 1988
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Ten large-scale single compartment fire tests were performed using two polyurethane foams and a cotton upholstery fabric. Animals were exposed to the products of decomposition of cushion assemblies burned under three different combustion modes: 1) smoldering combustion initiated by a cigarette; 2) flaming combustion initiated by a small natural gas diffusion burner; 3) smoldering-to-flaming transition combustion initiated by a cigarette and forced into flaming combustion after a prolonged period of smoldering by a small natural gas diffusion burner. Comparison of gas yields (CO,

Fires in Mass Transit Vehicles

Fires in Mass Transit Vehicles
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 28 October 1991
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Noteworthy progress has been made recently toward understanding and quantifying the smoke toxicity factors involved in fire hazard assessment. Such progress has led to increased attention to the significance of fire growth parameters for toxic hazard. Methodology has been proposed to use fire test data, including information on the toxic potency of smoke in engineering calculations for the assessment of overall fire hazard. Confidence in the methodology may evolve from comparison with full-scale fire tests as well as from human