Health protection – guidance

Hydrogen cyanide: properties, incident management and toxicology

Information on hydrogen cyanide, sometimes called hydrocyanic acid or prussic acid, for use in responding to chemical incidents.

Documents

Hydrogen cyanide: general information, incident management and toxicology

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Hydrogen cyanide: general information

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Hydrogen cyanide: incident management

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Hydrogen cyanide: toxicological overview

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Detail

This guide to hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid or prussic acid) includes information on:

  • its properties
  • the risks to health following exposure
  • the chemical’s toxicology
  • responding to chemical incident