Hydrogen Cyanide; Important Cause of Death

https://firesmoke.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2012-Inhalation-Sweedish-fire-deaths-and-cyanide-1992-2009.pdfBetween 60 and 80% of all deaths related to fire are attributed to toxic fumes. Carbon monoxide (CO) is commonly thought to be the major cause. However, hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is also formed. Still, the exact contribution of HCN to fire-related fatalities is unknown. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of HCN in…

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