Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Would giving a person oxygen be an effective treatment for cyanide poisoning? Why or why not?

1 Answer

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    first-aid wikipedia says it's the only thing you can do

    It's not *very* effective as cyanide affects the functioning of the mitochondria. Seems to me you merely help the unaffected mitochondria power the cells

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