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HOW TO FIGHT FIRES WHICH INVOLVE CHEMICALS HAZARDS

Issue 3 and Volume 85.

HOW TO FIGHT FIRES WHICH INVOLVE CHEMICALS HAZARDS This Instalment Commences Section Devoted to Poisonous Gases and Deals With Chlorine and Sulphur Dioxide For the accompanying article, the fourth installment of which is published herewith, FIRE ENGINEERING is indebted to the Offcial Publication of the Ioxva State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, it being comprised in Bulletin 9, Engineering Extension Sen ice: CHLORINE is a greenish-yellow gas heavier than air and very poisonous but not explosive or flammable. It is used in water works, paper mills, swimming pools and in many chemical factories. Chlorine is readily detected in the air before it is present in dangerous quantities because of its irritating action on the lungs. However, in even the least quantity detected by odor, or about 4 parts per million, a half hour exposure to it is dangerous. If chlorine is escaping everyone should be kept away and the…

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