Occupational exposures to cyanide in Baltimore fire fighters.

@article{Levine1978OccupationalET,
  title={Occupational exposures to cyanide in Baltimore fire fighters.},
  author={Michael S Levine and Edward P. Radford},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  year={1978},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={53-6}
}
A group of 479 fire fighters were investigated for routine exposure to hydrogen cyanide in the fire atmosphere using measurements of serum thiocyanate (SCN-). Our findings indicate that fire fighters were exposed to levels of hydrogen cyanide sufficient to raise their mean serum thiocyanate (SCN-) levels above that of controls. This elevation of serum SCN- occurred independently of smoking habits. Exposure to cyanide occurred much less frequently than previously studied exposures to carbon… CONTINUE READING

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