PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF VARIOUS TOXIC FUMES PRODUCED BY NAPTHA FUELED EQUIPMENT

Authors
  1. Hoffert, B.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An attempt was made to determine the type and level of toxic fumes produced by naptha pressure stoves and lanterns under field conditions. The phenomenon of "Tent Eye" was of particular interest. The tests were done in-situ during a DREO Arctic Acclimatization Exercise at Gatineau Park. Levels of CO2, CO, NO2, COH2, Olefins and hydrocarbons were measured using a Draeger apparatus; concentrations were compared to their respective Threshold Limit Values (1) to assess their toxicity. Non-toxic levels of CO2, CO and NO2 were determined. Concentrations of COH2, Olefins and Hydrocarbons were too low to measure. No "Tent Eye" was experienced.
Report Number
OR-869 — Operational Report
Date of publication
15 Jun 1972
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
72-05474
CANDIS No
15834
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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