|Document ID (ISN)||106738|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1556-3650 - Clinical Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Cyanide: Understanding the risk, enhancing preparedness
||2006, Vol.44, Suppl.1, p.47-63. Illus. 13 ref.
||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.
||USA; cyanides; major hazards; toxic substances; fire hazards
||fire services; risk awareness; terrorism; fatalities; geographical variables; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Violence and terrorism