THE USE OF MEAN SURVIVAL TIME ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE COMPARATIVE TOXICITY OF FIRE ATMOSPHERES

Personnel survival in a fire is often determined by the toxicity of the atmosphere generated by the fire. The composition of the atmosphere is determined by the materials that are being combusted and the conditions under which they are burned. A method utilizing mean survival time measurements of rodents has been developed that provides a relatively rapid and inexpensive way of comparing the toxicity of fire atmospheres so that designers can have the necessary information to substitute less hazardous materials whenever possible. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Availability: Pub. in Jnl. of Combustion Toxicology, v4 p87-96 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Medical Research Institute

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    Bethesda, MD  USA  20014
  • Authors:
    • Jenkins, LJJ
    • Jones, R A
    • ANDERSEN, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Prog Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM