MEASUREMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE TOXICOLOGICAL HAZARD OF FIRE IN A METRORAIL INTERIOR MOCK-UP
Oxygen depletion, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen cyanide were selected for measurement and identification in Metrorail fire tests. Male rats exposed to the combustion products were examined for changes in blood chemistry, gross pathology and loss of function. Hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide levels in blood were elevated and functional changes were noted.
- Prepared in cooperation with Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md. School of Hygiene and Public Health.
National Bureau of StandardsInstitute for Applied Technology
Washington, DC USA 20234
Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreSchool of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD USA 21205
- Paabo, M
- Pitt, B
- Birky, M M
- Coats, A W
- Alderson, S E
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Bioassay; Carbon dioxide; Carbon monoxide; Combustion; Fire resistant materials; Fires; Hazard analysis; Hazards; Human factors; Laboratory animals; Oxygen; Plastics; Poisons; Polymers; Rapid transit cars; Rats; Safety; Smoke; Toxicology
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fire hazards; Hydrogen chloride; Hydrogen cyanide
- Old TRIS Terms: Combustion products
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00136606
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-75-966 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1981 12:00AM