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Combustion Toxicology
     

Combustion Toxicology

by Shayne C. Gad, Harold L. Kaplan, Rosalind C. Anderson
 

Combustion toxicology is a recent, applied science, the ultimate purpose of which is to reduce casualties from smoke inhalation. The present volume attempts an unbiased presentation of the state of the field. The authors have identified the misconceptions and unsupported conclusions in the literature, differentiating between fact and hypothesis and present the

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Combustion toxicology is a recent, applied science, the ultimate purpose of which is to reduce casualties from smoke inhalation. The present volume attempts an unbiased presentation of the state of the field. The authors have identified the misconceptions and unsupported conclusions in the literature, differentiating between fact and hypothesis and present the reader with an account of what is really known about the toxicity of smoke produced by materials. They also recommend an approach to evaluating the toxicity of combustion products.

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Evaluating the health hazards of the decomposition products formed when plastics are heated, a relatively new field, is a vital area of study as synthetic polymers proliferate in buildings, home furnishings, aircraft interiors, and cars. The detailed information presented here will help answer the questions connected to what kills people in a fire. Coverage includes; the basics of inhalation toxicology and heat stress physiology, toxicity of smoke and combustion gases, combustion toxicity testing, regulations, toxicity of polymers by class, flame retardants and other additives, current issues and directions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780849388026
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/1990
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.66(d)

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