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In the United States, expert advice from a regional poison control center may be obtained by calling 1-800-222-1222. If cyanide poisoning is suspected, emergency medical personnel should be contacted immediately (dial 911).

 
The Burn Room | CYANIDE INSIGHT
Cyanide may be found in many forms when combusted. Knowing the threats may help prevent cyanide poisoning through inhalation, ingestion, or dermal exposure.
Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burnedCyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burnedCyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burnedCyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burnedCyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burnedCyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

The Threat You Can’t See

Cyanide can be found in many forms, but did you know that inhaling smoke containing hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is the most common form of cyanide poisoning?4 HCN, as well as other deadly chemicals like carbon monoxide (CO), can be released when common household items, such as wood floorboards, PVC piping, cables, and furniture combust.6

Cyanide in electronics

Optical cables that are commonly used for televisions and to connect system electronics could produce HCN when burned.6

Cyanide in synthetics

Materials used to manufacture carpet and similar household items can release HCN when burned.6

Cyanide in upholstery

In a closed space fire situation, sofas and other furniture containing mineral fibers may release HCN during combustion.6

Cyanide in pipes

Plastic polyvinyl chloride pipes for plumbing and water supply can increase the risk of HCN inhalation when combusted.6

Cyanide in wood products

Many are aware of the role that wood products may play in a fire, but did you know that floorboards, tables, and walls could produce HCN when burned?6

The Threat You Can’t See

Cyanide can be found in many forms, but did you know that inhaling smoke containing hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is the most common form of cyanide poisoning?4 HCN, as well as other deadly chemicals like carbon monoxide (CO), can be released when common household items, such as wood floorboards, PVC piping, cables, and furniture combust.6

Optical cables that are commonly used for televisions and to connect system electronics could produce HCN when burned.6

Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

In a closed space fire situation, sofas and other furniture containing mineral fibers may release HCN during combustion.6

Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

Materials used to manufacture carpet and similar household items can release HCN when burned.6

Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

Plastic polyvinyl chloride pipes for plumbing and water supply can increase the risk of HCN inhalation when combusted.6

Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

Many are aware of the role that wood products may play in a fire, but did you know that floorboards, tables, and walls could produce HCN when burned?6

Cyanide is found in many common household items and may be released when burned

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