Accession Number:

AD0735160

Title:

The Acute Toxicity of Brief Exposures to HF, HCl, NO2 and HCN Singly and in Combination with CO

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Experiments were conducted with animals to determine the toxic effect of short-term exposures to some of the products produced in aircraft fires the products were tested both singly and in combination with carbon monoxide. These studies show the toxicity rankings of the four materials tested to be HCN, NO2, HF and HCl, in decreasing order. Carbon monoxide concentrations which alone are not hazardous to life do not enhance the toxic response to these substances.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE