Accession Number:

ADA043646

Title:

Inhalation Toxicology: I. Design of a Small-Animal Test System. II. Determination of the Relative Toxic Hazards of 75 Aircraft Cabin Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct 74-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

In an effort to further the cause of increased safety for those who ride in commercial aircraft, this paper presents a detailed description of the genesis of a small-scale, laboratory test system that utilizes small animals to evaluate the relative toxic hazard of combustion products generated by the thermal decomposition of nonmetallic materials. It includes a discussion of the concepts that led to the design detailed instructions for fabricating the system operating parameters and instructions for conducting a test an evaluation of the systems performance as determined by the testing of 75 aircraft cabin materials the utilization of animal response time as a basis for expressing relative toxicity and a discussion of the derivation of an inhalation dose concept that promises to be more useful than lethal concentrations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE