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What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes. ...Read more

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Are there any normal everyday uses for cyanide?

Are there any normal everyday uses for cyanide?

Cyanide: Ferrocyanides are used in table salt. Some medical uses are: testing for ketones in urine in diabetes, in severe hypertention to quickly lower blood pressure, and during world war 1 it was used by japanese to treat TB & leprosy. ...Read more

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Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Suffocates: Cyanide is poisonous and kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. One essentially suffocates to death. ...Read more

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Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms?

Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms?

Cyanid poisoning: This is a very unusual question. Cyanide in any dose is potentially deadly. No one is safe when exposed. If you think you have been poisoned seek help and get tested. ...Read more

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Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Suffocates: Cyanide is poisonous and kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. One essentially suffocates to death. ...Read more

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Are there any normal everyday uses for cyanide?

Cyanide: Ferrocyanides are used in table salt. Some medical uses are: testing for ketones in urine in diabetes, in severe hypertention to quickly lower blood pressure, and during world war 1 it was used by japanese to treat TB & leprosy. ...Read more

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Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Why is cyanide toxic to us?

Cytochromes: It binds cytochrome C and stops oxidative phosphorylation. No oxygen use and you die. There are other effects as well but this is best known ...Read more

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How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

How does cyanide affect people eating almonds?

Almonds don't matter: Cyanide is poisonous by itself, almonds have nothing to do with it. I have heard that one smells like almonds when poisoned with cyanide. Cyanide kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes. ...Read more

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If cyanide is in almonds, then what about almond milk?

Almonds and cyanide: Sweet almonds, which are the type mostly found in the United States, contain very little cyanide. This is normally what almond milk is made from also. If you are eating bitter almonds, which are not found in the United States, you should have some caution, because they could contain higher levels of cyanide. Be careful! ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

No: Cyanide is a potent cellular toxin which acts quickly, and it's hard to believe anyone would try to build up an immunity to it. ...Read more

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Do almonds (that you buy at the store to eat) contain cyanide or arsenic?

Do almonds (that you buy at the store to eat) contain cyanide or arsenic?

Concentration: Any food, organic or not, is likely to contain traces of the elements found in nature. So strictly speaking, any food you grow or buy will have traces of any chemical you can think of. However, does the presence of any element or chemical in vanishingly small quantities matter? You cannot avoid such things. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms?

Cyanid poisoning: This is a very unusual question. Cyanide in any dose is potentially deadly. No one is safe when exposed. If you think you have been poisoned seek help and get tested. ...Read more

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Do bitter walnuts contain cyanide also do whole almonds? Quite concerned

Stop worrying: These contain cyanide as nitriles, part of larger molecules, and in amounts your body can handle easily. Nitriles are actually quite common in nature. You'd be doing yourself a favor to stop reading internet scare stuff. Even the huge amounts of nitrile taken by Laetrile users killed only a few of them. Best wishes. ...Read more