Accession Number:

AD0759662

Title:

Toxic Properties of Prussic Acid and Safety Techniques,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Hydrocyanic or prussic acid is commonly used in disinfectants and raticides and is fatal to man in sufficiently large doses. Its toxic action stops the oxygen-exchange mechanism in living tissue. Sodium thiosulfate is the most common antidote. Oxygen should also be given, as well as a cardiac stimulant. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE