Accession Number : AD0759662

Title :   Toxic Properties of Prussic Acid and Safety Techniques,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Bobkov,S. S.

Report Date : 08 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

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)

Descriptors :   (*CYANIDES, *TOXICITY), HUMANS, PESTICIDES, GERMICIDES, LETHAL DOSAGE, POISONING, THIOSULFATES, OXYGEN, THERAPY, SAFETY, USSR

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE