Day: October 6, 2008

Nutriceutical, Toxicology

Hydrogen Cyanide Poisoning from Inhalation of Smoke Produced in Fires (Aristatek, Inc)

The hydroxocobalamin neutralizes cyanide by fixing it to form cyanocobalamin
(vitamin B12) which is excreted in the urine. It does not have the problem of
reducing the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen as in the case of nitrite
administration. Hydroxocobalamin is red in color and will turn the mucous
membranes, skin, and urine red, which could interfere with clinical laboratory
tests which depend on color. …