Cyanogen chloride is used in tear gas, in fumigant gases, and as a reagent in the synthesis of other chemical compounds. Cyanogen chloride may also be formed as a byproduct of chlorination of water. Cyanogen chloride has been found in finished water supplies, usually at concentrations below 10 µg/l.
Health Impact of Cyanogen Chloride
Cyanogen chloride is highly toxic and spreads quickly in blood, disrupting the body's ability to use oxygen, which leads to adverse events on the brain, heart and lungs. Due to its toxicity, long term studies are very limited.