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Products of the Oxidative Thermal Degradation of Elastomeric Noise Abatement Materials and Woods.
Paciorek KL; Kratzer JH; Nakahara JH; Et Al
NTIS: PB/86-160199 :152 pages
The primary objective of this program was to determine the toxic fume and fire hazards of elastomeric noise abatement materials with a limited effort expended on the evaluation of specific treatments applied to mine timbers. Under the conditions employed, the major toxic hazard for a dimethyl silicone rubber was formaldehyde; for both polyester and polyether urethanes and an acrylonitrile- butadiene-styrene resin, acrolein; for flame-retardant styrene- butadiene rubber compositions, hydrogen chloride; and for pyresote- firehold 10-albi 144-treated timber, furfural. Of the materials studied, the flame-retardant styrene-butadiene rubbers presented the greatest toxic hazard. The generated data have been reduced to toxic load tabulations amenable to employment for potential hazard assessment.
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