When is personal protective equipment indicated in the management of cyanide toxicity?

Updated: May 30, 2020
  • Author: Inna Leybell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Use of personal protective equipment is essential at many cyanide exposure scenes. Respiratory protection against hydrogen cyanide gas may be needed at fires and industrial accidents. Certain cyanide compounds can be absorbed dermally; emergency services personnel should wear gloves and other forms of skin protection.


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