A Tetrachloroethylene Fatality

    Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1981

    Page Count: 4


    Levine, B
    Graduate student, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

    Valentour, JC
    Analytical chemist and toxicologist, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratories, Bureau of Forensic Science, Richmond, Va.

    Fierro, MF
    Deputy chief medical examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Richmond, Va.

    Goza, SW
    Analytical chemist and toxicologist, Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratories, Bureau of Forensic Science, Richmond, Va.

    (Received 19 March 1980; accepted 22 May 1980)

    Abstract

    This case report concerns a fatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene at a dry cleaning establishment. A sensitive analytical method was developed and the distribution of the chemical in various fluids and tissues was determined. Although several fatalities from tetrachloroethylene have been reported, little previous quantitative toxicological data have been found in the literature.


    Paper ID: JFS11350J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11350J

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    Title A Tetrachloroethylene Fatality
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