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Document ID (ISN)26136
CIS number 76-1924
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Truhaut R., Boudène C., Jouany J.M.
Title Toxicity of the combustion and pyrolysis products of materials employed in the building industry - I. Acute inhalation toxicity of major toxins produced during fires
Original title Etude de la toxicité des produits de combustion et de pyrolyse de matériaux utilisés dans le bâtiment - I. Etude de la toxicité aiguë, par voie aérienne, des toxiques majeurs pouvant être libérés lors d'incendies. [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1975, Vol.36, No.12, p.707-738. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Animal study of the hazards of the most powerful toxins produced by pyrolysis or combustion: CO, CO2 (with and without oxygen deficiency), HCl and HCN. "Physiograms" (3-coordinate diagrams) were established for these different types of poisoning, permitting comparisons of the various substances and different dose levels. Oxygen insufficiency, CO and HCN produce different types of cell hypoxia; HCl is very aggressive, but its toxicity depends on the degree of penetration of the respiratory tract.
Descriptors (primary) hydrochloric acid; carbon monoxide; pyrolysis products; hydrocyanic acid; toxicology; carbon dioxide
Descriptors (secondary) hypoxia; pneumotoxic effects; animal experiments; oxygen deficiency
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Inorganic substances
Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide
Halogens and their inorganic compounds