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Cyanide at its deadliest, is a colorless gas with a bitter almond odor detectable by certain people. It has been developed as the volatile hydrogen cyanide and the more stable cyanogen chloride as chemical weapons. Either formulation is effective as a chemical blood agent that affects cells' ability to utilize oxygen absorbed from the bloodstream.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-07 18:18:38
Description Cyanide at its deadliest, is a colorless gas with a bitter almond odor detectable by certain people. It has been developed as the volatile hydrogen cyanide and the more stable cyanogen chloride as chemical weapons. Either formulation is effective as a chemical blood agent that affects cells' ability to utilize oxygen absorbed from the bloodstream.
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Source Federation of American Scientists
Keyword Cyanide, Chemical, Chemicals, Chemical weapons, Chemical terrorism, Chemical warfare
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-07 18:15:09
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Date Last Modified 2009-04-07 18:18:38
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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