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Toxicity from combustion gases

The materials affected by a fire are so varied that the composition of the gases produced is to big. The main gases are CO (with a big poisonous potential, because it steels O2 from blood), CO2 (diluting the O2 present in air), organic components (decreasing visibility, others are poisonous), and sulphuric substances (producing tears, affecting respiration).

 

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