A Paraquat Fatality—The Dilemma of Multiple Analyses

    Volume 28, Issue 2 (April 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1983

    Page Count: 6

    Donnelly, B
    Forensic scientist, Suffolk Medical Examiner's Office, Hauppauge, NY

    Balkon, J
    Assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

    Rejent, TA
    Chief county toxicologist, Erie County Laboratories, Buffalo, NY

    (Received 11 June 1982; accepted 13 October 1982)


    Presented is a case of suicidal paraquat poisoning. Postmortem analytical measurement of paraquat content in autopsy specimens was accomplished at two different analytical laboratories using different methodological approaches. Despite some disparate results, all findings indicated acute paraquat poisoning.

    Paper ID: JFS11537J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11537J

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    Title A Paraquat Fatality—The Dilemma of Multiple Analyses
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30