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Latest Cyanide Poisoning Stories

2013-04-30 23:04:50

Zebrafish study suggests new research in The FASEB Journal confirms that zebrafish can be used as a model of human exposure to cyanide that vitamin B2 is an antidote to cyanide poisoning With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder what they can do to avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish suggests that riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, may mitigate the toxic...

2012-08-09 10:39:45

National audit of antidote stocking in acute hospitals in the UK There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals, finds research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. National guidance produced jointly by the National Poisons Information Service and the College of Emergency Medicine in 2008 recommends the stocking of 29 antidotes at every hospital with an emergency...

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....

2011-02-03 14:43:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall to the consumer and user level of the following product: Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10% (100 mg/mL), 10 mL Single Dose Vial NDC # 0517-1019-05 Lot #0056 Exp Date: January, 2012 PLEASE NOTE: This recall, initiated on February 2, 2011 to the User or Consumer...

2010-07-22 14:37:00

FDA says Keystone kits are unapproved new drugs, and have not been proven safe and effective SILVER SPRING, Md., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals today seized $39,000 worth of products labeled as cyanide antidote kits from Keystone Pharmaceuticals in Laguna Hills, California. The seizure warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. (Logo:...

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...

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2009-10-22 08:24:23

A small molecule designed to detect cyanide in water samples works quickly, is easy to use, and glows under ultraviolet or "black" light. Although the fluorescent molecule is not yet ready for market, its Indiana University Bloomington creators report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (now online) that the tool is already able to sense cyanide below the toxicity threshold established by the World Health Organization. "This is the first system that works in water at normal pH...

2009-09-03 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighter Joe Frolick, Wayne Township Fire Department, will attempt to set the Ohio state record for the most consecutive skydives at the Start Skydiving drop zone in Lebanon, Ohio on September 4, 2009. His mission: To memorialize the hundreds of people who die from smoke inhalation annually, and to create awareness about education that exists to prevent these unnecessary deaths. "As a firefighter, I am very concerned about the number of deaths...


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