Fire Technology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 136–146 | Cite as

Toxicity of pyrolysis gases from natural and synthetic materials

  • Carlos J. Hilado
  • Heather J. Cumming
  • Colleen J. Casey
Article

Abstract

The authors present toxicity data on various natural and synthetic materials under simulated fire conditions, provide comparisons between materials, and discuss the significance of the data and the impact of public acceptance.

Keywords

Toxicity Pyrolysis Civil Engineer Synthetic Material Toxicity Data 

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© The National Fire Protection Association 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos J. Hilado
    • 1
  • Heather J. Cumming
    • 1
  • Colleen J. Casey
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Safety CenterUniversity of San FranciscoUSA

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