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Progress Report on Fire Toxicity and Chemistry Research in the United States.


pdf icon Progress Report on Fire Toxicity and Chemistry Research in the United States. (434 K)
Levin, B. C.

NISTIR 4449;

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 11th Joint Panel Meeting. October 19-24, 1989, Berkeley, CA, Jason, N. H.; Cramer, D. M., Editor(s)(s), 64-69 pp, 1990.

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Keywords:

toxicity; chemistry; soot formation

Abstract:

Deaths, injuries, and losses due to fires continue to be major problems in the United States which still holds the dubious distinction of having the highest death rate per capita in the industrialized world. Interest in the fire problem was indicated by a major week-long symposium entitled "Fire and Polymers" which was sponsored by the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas in April, 1989. One day of that symposium was devoted to combustion product toxicity and the rest of the sessions were devoted to the chemistry. The proceedings of that meeting are in the process of being published.