Research Program to Determine When and How to Include Sublethal Effects of Smoke in Fire Safety Decisions.
Research Program to Determine When and How to Include
Sublethal Effects of Smoke in Fire Safety Decisions.
Gann, R. G.
NISTIR 6588; November 2000.
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural
Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 15th Joint
Panel Meeting. Volume 1. Proceedings. March 1-7, 2000,
San Antonio, TX, Bryner, S. L., Editor(s), 127-134 pp,
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fire safety; fire research; smoke; survival; decision
making; exposure; toxicology; smoke transport; fire
data; fire risk; risk analysis
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.