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2012-02-01 15:52:42

Researchers have found a new biomarker for cyanide poisoning, which may extend its detection window in death investigations by weeks if not months. Unless cyanide is discovered at the time of death on the mouth or nose, elevated cyanide concentrations can only be found for up to two days under current toxicological testing. A team of researchers have found a substance that appears in the liver following cyanide poisoning that could serve as a stable biomarker for a longer period of time....

2012-01-31 06:13:17

Chemists of the University Jena reveal how algae delete unwanted 'competitors' Every morning when the sun comes up, the ocean ground is radically cleaned. As soon as the first rays of sunlight find their way into the water, the microalgae "Nitzschia cf pellucida" start their deadly 'morning hygiene'. The algae, the size of only some few micrometers, wrap themselves and their surroundings in a highly toxic poison: cyanogen bromide, a chemical relative of hydrocyanic acid, although much more...

2011-04-27 12:00:00

HOUSTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyanco Holding Corporation ("Cyanco") and Ascend Performance Materials ("Ascend") today announce plans for Cyanco to construct a new 55,000 metric ton per year sodium cyanide plant at Ascend's Alvin, Texas site. Cyanco and Ascend have executed long term agreements under which Ascend will supply hydrogen cyanide, utilities and services to the new Cyanco plant. "The Ascend site provides significant opportunity to third-party manufacturers because of...

2011-04-25 10:00:00

HOUSTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyanco Holding Corporation ("Cyanco") announced today that it has completed expansion projects at its two sodium cyanide plants in Winnemucca, Nevada increasing total capacity from 40,000 tonnes per year to 70,000 tonnes per year. This completes an effort initiated two years ago to ensure Cyanco's ability to supply increasing demand from its customers in the United States and Canada. Cyanco operates two independent plants at its Winnemucca facility....

2010-07-06 05:18:00

Training program includes appropriate air management practice for firefighters, the correction of myths and misunderstandings about fire smoke, and instruction about new antidotal treatment therapies for smoke inhalation victims. INDIANAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since January 1, 2010 the CPTC has tracked 1,100 civilians treated for smoke inhalation, 413 smoke inhalation deaths, and 125 firefighters who were transported for smoke inhalation treatment. Contrary to popular...

2010-06-18 05:18:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighter deaths due to heart attacks may not be due to bad diets, but from exposure to hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. Nationally, six firefighters have literally dropped dead from heart attacks after coming off of a shift of smoky fires and more than 100 were treated or hospitalized for smoke inhalation since January 1. "Any leader in the fire service who knowingly allows his/her firefighters to be negligent in the use of their SCBA should...

2010-06-16 15:06:00

Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition launches Safety Stand Down Training Program focused on Preventing Hydrogen Cyanide Exposure in Fire Smoke INDIANAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SMOKE kills. Firefighter deaths due to heart attacks may not be due to bad diets, but from exposure to hydrogen cyanide in fire smoke. Firefighters are trained to deal with thousands of hazards and situations on a daily basis. Unfortunately, preventing the avoidable fire smoke exposure is not one...

2010-04-06 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger, a leading international company in the fields of safety and medical technology, will sponsor a webinar for firefighters and first responders on the dangers and long-term effect of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and carbon monoxide (CO). Scheduled for June 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, the webinar will be presented by Captain Rick Rochford, a 26-year veteran of the Jacksonville, Florida Fire Rescue Department. The presentation on 'Unmasking...

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2009-12-14 12:24:57

A team of researchers from the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC) has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the most basic biological molecules can be obtained from the salt Prussian blue. In order to carry out this study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity, the scientists recreated the chemical conditions of the early Earth. "We have shown that when Prussian blue is dissolved in ammoniac solutions it produces hydrogen...

2009-11-12 11:53:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Potassium Gold Cyanide (CAS 13967-50-5) Market Research Report 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163696/Potassium-Gold-Cyanide-(CAS-13967-50-5)-Market-Research-Report-2009.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The study 'Potassium Gold Cyanide (CAS 13967-50-5) Market Research Report 2009 Market Research Report 2009' presents...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'