Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke: Finding How to Include Them in Fire Safety Decisions.
Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke: Finding How to Include
Them in Fire Safety Decisions.
Gann, R. G.
Fire Safety Developments Emerging Needs, Product
Developments, Non-Halogen FR's, Standards and
Regulations. Proceedings. Fire Retardant Chemicals
Association. March 12-15, 2000, Washington, DC, Fire
Retardant Chemicals Assoc., Lancaster, PA, 171-177 pp,
fire safety; halogens; fire retardants; flame
retardants; standards; regulations; smoke; fire safety;
decision making; lethal concentrations; smoke hazards;
smoke transport; exposure
It has long been realized that the sublethal effects of
smoke can affect survival in fires, but only sparse data
were available on which to base fire safety decisions. A
recent draft standard under consideration in the
International Standards Organization Committee on Fire
Safety has prompted an industry/government consortium to
conduct research on the role of sublethal effects of
smoke in evaluating building and/or product fire safety.
This paper outlines the components of this high
visibility and high potential impact study with the
intent of informing FRCA members and soliciting their
input into the formulation of the project.