Dr. Alan Hall presented the following research at the Society of Toxicologists at the annual conference in May 2018. This is one of the most comprehensive research papers published by a toxicologist and it encompasses nearly all studies completed by that time. Click here to read the full paper.
Soot penetrated the dermis of this firefighter 30-days following the Thomas wildfire in California. Dr. James Brown, PhD reviewed the photographs and shared the following thoughts. My first impression of the pictures and the symptoms (skin irritations) described by other firefighters, is this crew is lucky to have survived such an exposure. Unfortunately, they are…
In 2008 the US Fire Administration updated suggested firefighter autopsy protocols to include blood draws for hydrogen cyanide. While this is a conversation nobody wants to have, it could possibly substantiate exposures. USFA Protocols 2008
In depth scientific review of hydrogen cyanide and it's physiological impact. The MSDS includes hydrogen cyanide as a byproduct in fires involving some nitrogen-containing polymers, often found in fibers used in fabrics, upholstery covers, and padding. (Tsuchiya and Sumi, 1977). Hydrogen Cyanide; MSDS; CAS Registry Number: 74-90-8