. "6 Appropriateness of Measurement of Blood or Air Levels of Cyanide." Combined Exposures to Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide in Army Operations: Initial Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
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Combined Exposures to Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide in Army Operations: Initial Report
In summary, there seems to be no compelling reason why blood measurements of cyanide would be a better predictor of toxicity than measurement of ambient air levels. The added difficulties associated with the measurement and interpretation of blood cyanide levels would suggest that this measurement should not be selected as a routine monitoring methodology.