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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md. School of Hygiene and Public Health.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Institute for Applied Technology
    Washington, DC  United States  20234

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    School of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 North Broadway
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21205
  • Authors:
    • Paabo, M
    • Pitt, B
    • Birky, M M
    • Coats, A W
    • Alderson, S E
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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