Death Caused by Ingestion of Endosulfan

    Volume 32, Issue 4 (July 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Bernardelli, BC
    Toxicologist and research assistant in forensic medicine, University of Parma, Parma,

    Gennari, MC
    Toxicologist and research assistant in forensic medicine, University of Parma, Parma,

    (Received 8 July 1986; accepted 26 August 1986)

    Abstract

    This paper reports the autopsy and toxicological findings of a death caused by ingestion of endosulfan dispersed in a colorless liquid containing about 55% of xylene (w/v). For isolation of endosulfan, the biological material was homogenized and the drug was isolated by extraction with ether. Quantitative determinations were carried out by gas chromatography. The following concentrations of endosulfan were found:

    Blood 30 mg/L

    Gastric contents 0.5 g in the total 50 mL

    Liver 20 mg/kg

    Kidney 2.0 mg/kg

    Brain 0.3 mg/kg

    Xylene (solvent) was detected only in stomach contents (0.4 g in the total 50 mL).


    Paper ID: JFS12424J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12424J

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    Title Death Caused by Ingestion of Endosulfan
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