Toxicological mechanisms of fire smoke

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serval:BIB_9752
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Toxicological mechanisms of fire smoke
Journal
Internet Journal of Rescue and Disaster Medicine
Author(s)
Savolainen H., Kirchner N.
ISSN
1531-2992
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1998
Volume
1
Number
1
Pages
-
Language
english
Abstract
Most of the fire victims die or are affected by smoke rather than by flames and the resulting burns. Asphyxia is the principal mechanism of the intoxication, mediated by oxygen deprivation, carbon monoxyde inhalation and sometimes even by hydrocyanic acid inhalation. The other major mechanism is the inhalation of soot and irritating products of combustion. In this paper we review the mechanisms of smoke inhalation resulting from the combustion of some materials present in the modern building, such as mineral fibres, rigid polyurethane, polystyrene and cellulose fibres.
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