Cyanide poisoning may result from:1
liquid and solid
- Dermal exposure:
Example of situations with cyanide poisoning
- Fire smoke
- CBRN* attack
- Industrial accident
Cyanide has been used as a Chemical Warfare Agent (CWAs), and it could potentially be an agent for a terrorist attack in case for example of mass casualties incidents.2
In addition to causing death and physical injury, the use of CWAs may result in widespread fear, panic, and psychological trauma.3
*CBRN: Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear
1 – Reade M. et al; Review article: management of cyanide poisoning
2 – Ogbuagu O. et al; IJBSBT 2019; (11): 157-164
3 – Brenan, Annals of emergency medicine 34:2 August 1999
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