Title: Assessment of fire environment toxicity – an unsolvable problem?


Keywords: fire toxicity, fire safety, fire evacuation

Abstract: Global statistics indicate that toxic combustion products generated during fires are the most frequent cause of fatalities, i.e. 70–80% of all fatalities. It should be emphasises that this is one of the least studied fi elds of knowledge as regards fire safety engineering. Consequently the problem of assessing the fire environment toxicity is one of the most important, and perhaps even the most important aspect that requires analyses and evaluation from the fire safety viewpoint. The first part of the article presents the current state of issues mentioned above. The author discussed measurement methods of toxic products that are being generated during thermal decomposition and combustion. The second part presents a review of available solutions in this respect, which have been outlined in selected available documents, such as for example standards and publications. The contents of this paper make it clear that the mentioned issues require comprehensive changes and the adoption of new regulations in this respect both in Poland and worldwide.

DOI: 10.22630/PNIKS.2018.27.1.9

APA style references: Jaskółowski, W. (2018). Assessment of fire environment toxicity – an unsolvable problem?. Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 27 (1), 91-99. doi: 10.22630/PNIKS.2018.27.1.9

APA style citation in text: The first time citation in text: (Jaskółowski, 2018), next citation: (Jaskółowski, 2018)

Chicago style references: Jaskółowski, Waldemar. "Assessment of fire environment toxicity – an unsolvable problem?." Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 79 ser., vol. 27, no 1, (2018): 91-99. doi: 10.22630/PNIKS.2018.27.1.9.

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