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)
- Availability: Pub. in Jnl. of Combustion Toxicology, v4 p87-96 1977.
Naval Medical Research Institute8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD USA 20014
- Jenkins, LJJ
- Jones, R A
- ANDERSEN, M E
- Publication Date: 1976-12-2
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Carbon monoxide; Combustion; Curve fitting; Fire prevention; Fires; Occupational safety; Oxygen; Rats; Reprints; Safety; Ships; Statistics; Survival; Toxicity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Interaction; Lethality; Ship fires; Shipboard; Toxic inhalation hazards
- Old TRIS Terms: Combustion products; Personnel safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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