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THE FIGHTING OF FIRES WHICH INVOLVE CHEMICAL HAZARDS

Issue 6 and Volume 85.

THE FIGHTING OF FIRES WHICH INVOLVE CHEMICAL HAZARDS This Instalment Deals With Poisonous Gases, Such as Chlorine. Sulphur Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide For the accompanying article, the fifth installment of which is published herewith, FIRE ENGINEERING is indebted to the Official Publication of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, it being comprised in Bulletin No. 9, Engineering Extension Service: Chlorine 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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