Kyanize

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Description

Wood that has been saturated with a mercuric chloride preservative. While mercuric chloride is an effective fungicide and insecticide, it is highly toxic to humans.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kyanise

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997