Accession Number:

AD0420946

Title:

PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON LIGHT-INDUCED CARBON MONOXIDE IN CLOSED ENVIRONMENTS,

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This paper will present experimental data conerning the effects of solar light upon certain classes of organic substances which may be components of the sealed environment of space vehicles. Many materials such as organic plastics, pigments, insulating material, etc., will, when exposed to light in the presence of oxygen, liberate a number of toxic end products such as carbon monoxide, aldehydes, acids, and certain hydrocarbons. In a sealed environment these agents may, unless removed, reach levels toxic to human beings during a long sojourn in a sealed system. Therefore, along with products that may result from thermal and electrical activity motors, generators, etc., these products may constitute a considerable hazard in sealed environments. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE