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Burning Papers - Plastics - Cyanides - Reference



Hi, 

It took a few minutes to find one, but below is just one of the many
standards that are implimented for plastic uses in the home that make
reference to minimal levels of HCN in particular.

Despite what some folks would like you to believe, plastics in conflagration
are *NOT* safe to inhale even in small quantitites because of these gases.

Note that I edited a bunch of lines out for brevity.


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> X-within-URL: http://www.cern.ch/CERN/Divisions/TIS/safdoc/IS/is41/table1.html

> 
>                                IS 41 : TABLE 1
> 
> Test Standards and Specifications
> for the Selection of Plastics
> 
>    TEST
>    Standards (1)
>    Requirements
>      _________________________________________________________________
>    

[text deleted]

>    
>    Duration of flame application 60 s unless
>    otherwise stated according to Clause 5.
>    Time to extinction: 30 s *
>    Damaged length (mm) must be measured*
>    
>    FV0 or FV1
>    94 V0, 94V1
>    
>    FT >260!C. Length burnt
>      _________________________________________________________________
>    

[text deleted]

>      _________________________________________________________________
>    
>    
>    Toxicity
>    Toxicity of fire gases
>    
>    ABD 0031
>    
>    HF HC1 HCN SO2 + H2S CO NO + NO2
>      _________________________________________________________________
>    

[remainder deleted]


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