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Document ID (ISN)106738
CIS number 07-648
ISSN - Serial title 1556-3650 - Clinical Toxicology
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Cyanide: Understanding the risk, enhancing preparedness
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.44, Suppl.1, p.47-63. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract This research project was conducted to provide an overview of cyanide risk as a toxicant and cyanide incident preparedness in the USA. The research was conducted in two phases. The first phase was a geographical information system (GIS) analysis of pre-existing data to determine the spatial distribution of risk. This analysis resulted in maps that portray the known locations of cyanide facilities, the relative magnitude of cyanide use and the distribution of fire- and burn-related deaths. The second phase was a survey of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of advanced life support (ALS) providers throughout the USA. A representative sample of 507 ALS providers was surveyed during the summer of 2005. The main findings of this survey are summarized.
Descriptors (primary) USA; cyanides; major hazards; toxic substances; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fire services; risk awareness; terrorism; fatalities; geographical variables; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
Inorganic substances
Major hazards