•Hydrogen cyanide has a characteristic absinthian almond odor, but some individuals cannot ascertain it and consequently, it may not accommodate able admonishing of chancy concentrations. The odor of hydrogen cyanide is apparent at 2-10 ppm (OSHA PEL = 10 ppm), but does not accommodate able admonishing of chancy concentrations. Perception of the odor is a abiogenetic affection (20 % to 40 % of the accepted citizenry cannot ascertain hydrogen cyanide).
•Hydrogen cyanide is awful baneful by all routes of exposure. The bulk of cyanide, the continuance of exposure, the avenue of acknowledgment all access the time to access and the severity of illness.
•The time of access of affection about is abnormal afterward assimilation of higer doses of aerial hydrogen cyanide and may could cause brusque access of abstruse CNS, cardiovascular, and respiratory effects, arch to afterlife aural minutes. With lower dosage exposures signs and affection may yield best to present.
•Liquid agent, which is readily captivated through derma (especially in adolescent accouchement and abundant women) can aftermath affection anon or be delayed up to an hour).
•Responders should access abetment in anecdotic the chemical(s) from alembic shapes, placards, labels, shipment papers, and analytic tests. Accepted advice on these identification technicques is amid in Emergency Response Guidebook.