Accession Number:

AD0338814

Title:

An Estimate of the Human Inhalation L(Ct)50 for GB

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

CHEMICAL DEFENCE EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORTON DOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Methods of estimating the inhalation LCt50 are outlined. Reasons are suggested for basing calculations on the ratio ChE50 LD50 this gives an estimate of the average LCt50 that is probably valid to within 33 for brief exposures, with wider limits for longer exposures. The LCt50 varies with the metabolic state of those attacked. Under resting conditions, the average figure is probably at least 135 mg.mincu m with activity the average may be less than 50 mg.mincu.m. These figures represent the best possible estimate based on data available from both U.S. and the U.K.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE