(Received 1 December 1972; accepted 28 March 1973)
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Hexachlorophene is an antibacterial agent widely used in soaps and antiseptic solutions because of its low toxicity and high bactericidal properties. It is used in agriculture as a fungicide on citrus fruits and a number of vegetables. Toxicity from either ingestion or topical application can occur, however. This paper will present four deaths related to hexachlorophene exposure, two acute and two chronic.
Registry of Tissue Reaction to Drugs, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D. C.
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas
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