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Name: Patsy D.
Status: other
Age: 30s
Location: N/A
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Date: 1999-2001 

If one is chipping a large quantity of Prunus lauracerasus for compost, are you likely to be poisoned by cyanide? Would it happen if the work was carried out in an open air site? I would recommend a mask and a body covering. Would you suggest it was however too dangerous for composting at all?

I never heard of this connection before. I doubt that you can be poisoned by chipping in an open air site. You can check with your local agricultural extension service.

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.

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