Soot Penetrates Dermis 30-Days After Fire

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…

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Hydrogen Cyanide; MSDS

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  

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