Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)

    A Tetrachloroethylene Fatality

    (Received 19 March 1980; accepted 22 May 1980)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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.


    Stock #: JFS11350J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11350J

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    Title A Tetrachloroethylene Fatality
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    Committee E30