Our Food and Water Poison Detection lab testing detected poisons include compounds containing cyanides, azides, chromates and sulfides (Group I Poisons), thallium, lead, cadmium and mercury (Group II Poisons) and ALL arsenic-containing compounds (Group III Poisons).
Analysis of food or liquid Poison detection samples for the presence of dangerous levels of: Cyanides, Azides, Sulfides, Chromates, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Thallium and Arsenic-containing compounds require 1 to 7 grams of sample are required, depending on the food tested.
Results are reported qualitatively by email (as a PDF report) to the client.
Organic cyanides are usually called nitriles; in these, the CN group is linked by a covalent bond to a carbon-containing group, such as methyl (CH3) in methyl cyanide (acetonitrile).
Cyanide poisoning results from inhaling hydrogen cyanide or ingesting the salts of hydrogen cyanide. Hydrogen cyanide is highly toxic because it inhibits the oxidative processes of the cells. Acute poisoning from hydrogen cyanide or the cyanides is manifested by dizziness, nausea, staggering, and loss of consciousness. Death may occur rapidly after swallowing as little as 300 milligrams of the salts or inhaling as little as 100 milligrams of hydrogen cyanide. Exposure to concentrations of 200–500 parts of hydrogen cyanide per 1,000,000 parts of air for 30 minutes is also usually fatal. In sublethal doses, the cyanide is rapidly detoxified by the human body through combination with sulfur to form nontoxic sulfocyanides, and recovery is usually complete within a few hours, with no permanent aftereffects.
Because the poison acts with extreme rapidity, recovery from poisoning depends upon the promptness with which antidotes are administered. Fatalities may be prevented by the administration of such antidotes as amyl nitrite, sodium nitrite, and 25 percent sodium thiosulfate solution.
Symptoms of Cyanide poisoning from food or drinks:
•Altered Mental Status (e.g., confusion, disorientation)
•Seizures or Coma
•Hypertension (early)/ Hypotension (late)
•Plasma Lactate Concentration ≥ 8 mmol/L
Food and Drinks Poison Detection scans for dangerous levels of Cyanide and other poisons. The detected poisons include compounds containing cyanides, azides, chromates and sulfides (Group I Poisons), thallium, lead, cadmium and mercury (Group II Poisons) and ALL arsenic-containing compounds (Group III Poisons). We offer services for Food and water Cyanide Detection, Food and Water Sulfites Detection, Food and Water Arsenic Detection.