Dangers of Substance Cyanide: Deadly Just in Time 15 Minutes

Reporting from various sources, cyanide is one of the world's deadliest poisons. Cyanide is even referred to as the most potent killer toxins.
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Based on the explanation of the official website (Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology) BPPT, cyanide-shaped crystalline solid cubes or powders, granules, flakes which can absorb moisture so that it becomes liquid, colorless to white, smells like almonds. If dry odorless, but if absorbing water smelled cyanide.

In the lower portion, these substances are often used by farmers to eradicate the pest. Its use should also be very carefully considering how the dangers of these substances. In large doses, cyanide can result in loss of consciousness suddenly, often accompanied by convulsions and death.

"Generally, within 1-15 minutes," wrote www.bppt.go.id.

Lower concentrations can cause corrosion of the mucous membrane of the stomach, tonsils unpleasant odor on the breath, burning, choking feeling in the throat, until the eruption blot on the face.

This substance can also cause effects salivation, nausea with or without vomiting, anxiety, confusion, dizziness, feeling giddy, weakness, headache, rapid pulse, palpitations, tightness in the lower jaw, and opisthotonos, rate and respiratory depth generally increased at first and then become slow and gasping. Can occur involuntary passage of urine and diarrhea.

At the stage of seizures, can be followed by paralysis. Eyeballs can protrude and pupils can be reactive. Damage to the optic nerve and retina, and blindness can occur. May foaming mouth, sometimes with blood, an indication of the occurrence of pulmonary edema. If death occurs, usually within a period of 4 hours and can be caused by cessation of function of the respiratory system or anorexia on the network. Other symptoms can include chest pain, disorganized speech, and stage stimulation on the central nervous system temporary accompanied hypernea and headache.

The effects of cyanide turned out horrible. In fact, the ferocity of this substance can kill dozens of elephants. Poachers, from Riau to Zimbabwe, commonly used cyanide to kill an elephant. (KFF / dnu)

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